Masters Theses


"Two precast, prestressed pedestrian bridges were designed for rapid construction in Rolla, MO, utilizing high-strength concrete (HSC) and high-strength self-consolidating concrete (HS-SCC) with a target 28 day compressive strength of 68.9 MPa (10,000 psi) and release compressive strength of 24.1 MPa (3,500 psi). In addition, a glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) bar reinforced deck panel system was utilized in one of the two deck panels on each bridge.

Material properties were tested for compression, elastic modulus, modulus of rupture, splitting tensile strength, creep, and shrinkage following ASTM standards. Instrumentation systems within the spandrel beams and precast deck panels were implemented to monitor early and later-age temperature and strain variations between the concrete mixtures and reinforcing types. In addition, the sensors were utilized to calculate the prestress losses for HSC and HS-SCC in the spandrel beams. A live load test was completed one year after spandrel beam fabrication to investigate the differences in deflection of HSC, HS-SCC, and reinforcement types. All material and mechanical results were compared between HSC and HS-SCC. Furthermore, the results were compared to standard empirical models presented by AASHTO, ACI, and PCI"--Abstract, page iii.


Myers, John

Committee Member(s)

Volz, Jeffery S.
Sneed, Lesley


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology. National University Transportation Center
City of Rolla, Missouri


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2010


xxi, 274 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-273).

Geographic Coverage

Rolla (Mo.)


© 2010 Kurt Edward Bloch, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Bridges -- Missouri -- Rolla
Fiber-reinforced concrete
Glass fibers
High strength concrete bridges -- Evaluation
Reinforcing bars -- Performance -- Evaluation

Thesis Number

T 9720

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