Doctoral Dissertations


Assessment and improvement of capacity of concrete members: a case for in-situ load testing and composite materials


Paolo Casadei


"This dissertation investigates the implementation of in-situ load testing of concrete structures to validate existing load test procedures, and the use of emerging materials to upgrade structural deficient concrete members. It consists of six technical papers that cover these two closely related topics...The findings of this dissertation concluded that there is a high potential for the development of new field evaluation techniques based on scientific criteria that can allow engineers to rationally assess the capacity of an existing structure. Similarly, emerging materials, such as FRP and SRP, can provide practitioners with effective solutions to upgrade weakened concrete members"--Abstract, page iv.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2004

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • In-situ load testing of parking garage RC slabs: comparison between 24-hour and cyclic load testing
  • Two-way RC slabs with openings strengthened with CFRP laminates
  • Experimental results of one-way slabs with openings strengthened with CFRP laminates
  • Moment redistribution in continuous CFRP-strengthened concrete members: experimental results
  • Performance of double-T prestressed concrete beams strengthened with steel reinforced polymer
  • Strengthening of a bridge using two FRP technologies


xvii, 355 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2004 Paolo Casadei, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Composite reinforced concrete -- Testing
Concrete construction -- Testing
Composite materials

Thesis Number

T 8628

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