Doctoral Dissertations

Durability performance of advanced construction materials


Mahmut Ekenel

Keywords and Phrases

Acousto-ultrasonic technique; Epoxy injection of cracks


"A proper optimization of local materials to produce high-performance and high-strength concrete improves the long-term durability. CFRP strengthening and crack injection using epoxy based materials are excellent sources of rehabilitation techniques; however, harsh environmental conditions may cause stiffness loss. New advances in Microwave Technology and Acousto-Ultrasonic Technique were proven to be an effective means for the investigation of detection of surface defects between CFRP and concrete substrate"--Abstract, page iv.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Optimization & durability of high-strength/high performance concrete produced using locally available materials in the state of Missouri
  • Effect of environmental conditioning & sustained loading on the fatigue performance of RC beams strengthened with bonded CFRP fabrics
  • Comparison of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with FRP fabric and pre-cured laminate systems & tested under fatigue and flexural loading
  • Microwave NDE of RC beams strengthened with CFRP laminates containing surface defects and tested under cyclic loading
  • Durability performance of RC beams strengthened with epoxy injection and CFRP fabrics
  • Nondestructive testing (NDT) of Dallas County bridge Missouri, U.S.A
  • NDT of CFRP strengthened concrete bridge members using acousto-ultrasonic technology


xviii, 175 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2004 Mahmut Ekenel, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Fiber-reinforced concrete -- Fatigue
Building materials -- Service life
High strength concrete
Nondestructive testing

Thesis Number

T 8646

Print OCLC #


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