Masters Theses

Abstract

"In this study, a damping-enhanced strengthening (DES) strategy was introduced to retrofit bridge structures for multiple performance objectives. The main objectives of this study are (1) to numerically demonstrate the effectiveness of the anchoring mechanism of a constrained damping layer in the proposed DES system, and (2) to evaluate the performances of a highway bridge retrofitted with a DES retrofit technique of viscoelastic (VE) damping and carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer (CFRP) strengthening components that are nearly independent under weak earthquakes but strongly coupled under strong earthquakes"--Abstract, page v.

Advisor(s)

Chen, Genda

Committee Member(s)

Kwon, Oh-Sung
Birman, V. (Victor)

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri University of Science and Technology. University Transportation Center

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Surface damping effect on the bending vibration of simply supported beams under different configurations of constrained viscoelastic layers
  • distributed viscoelastic layer damping effect on the elastic response of highway bridges
  • Damping-enhanced seismic strengthening of highway bridge columns for dual performance objectives

Pagination

xv, 169 pages

Rights

© 2009 Kazi Rezaul Karim, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bridges -- Maintenance and repair
Earthquake engineering -- Materials
Fiber-reinforced plastics
Reinforced concrete construction
Seismic waves -- Damping

Thesis Number

T 9489

Print OCLC #

436094103

Electronic OCLC #

318460148

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