Doctoral Dissertations


Field evaluation of composite materials for bridge strengthening

Keywords and Phrases

Moment redistribution


"The presentation dissertation compiling the results of the research performed on two research projects related to the uses of FRP materials on the strengthening RC bridges structures. The work of the first project "Validation of FRP composite Technology Through Field Testing" focus on field validation of five variances of FRP techniques for strengthening of concrete bridges. Fundamental issues related to bridge strengthening with composites are identified and studied, in particular those associated to analyzes" is and design, construction, lead testing, load rating and monitoring. Comprehensive documents were developed to make the technology of composite available to bridges owners...The work of the second project is focuses on numerical and experimental work to discuss if moment redistribution can be neglected in Reinforced Concreted (RC) flexural slabs strengthened with externally-bonded carbon FRP systems"--Introduction, page 1.


Nanni, Antonio

Committee Member(s)

Myers, John
Chandrashekhara, K.
Chen, Genda
Mendoza, Cesar


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla. Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
Missouri. Department of Transportation
University of Missouri--Rolla. University Transportation Center


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Installation process for five variations of composite materials
  • Field validation of FRP strengthening technologies on five reinforced concrete bridges
  • Validation of FRP composite technology through field testing
  • Strengthening of a reinforced concrete bridge with externally bonded steel reinforced polymer
  • Bonded and mechanically fastened FRP strengthening systems: a case study
  • Moment redistribution in continuous reinforced concrete slabs strengthened with carbon NSM bars


xx, 208 pages; 1 DVD

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2006 Alexis Andres Lopez-Inojosa, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Composite construction -- Testing
Concrete bridges -- Design and construction
Fiber-reinforced plastics -- Testing
Nondestructive testing

Thesis Number

T 9006

Print OCLC #


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