Masters Theses

Abstract

"The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials has proved to be one of the most exciting and effective technologies for external strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) and masonry structures. In this context, Near Surface Mounted (NSM) FRP rods are now emerging as a promising technique in addition to externally bonded FRP laminates. Embedment of the rods is achieved by grooving the surface of the member and placing the rods in the epoxy-filled grooves.

The overall objective of this research project was to investigate the effectiveness of NSM FRP rods as a strengthening system for RC and masonry structures. The research protocol started from the characterization of the tensile properties of the FRP rods (material level). Then, the mechanics of the bond of NSM FRP rods embedded in concrete and concrete masonry units was experimentally investigated by using coupon- size specimens (sub-system level). Finally, testing of eight full-size RC beams strengthened in shear with this technique was performed (structural member level). Results showed that NSM FRP rods can significantly increase the shear capacity of RC members. A simple shear design approach was developed and, when applied to the tested beams, appeared to give a reasonable and conservative estimate of the ultimate load"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Nanni, Antonio

Committee Member(s)

Myers, John
Roy, Samit

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Comments

This project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant No. EEC9905711 and the member corporations of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Repair of Building and Bridges with Composites.

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2000

Pagination

xvi, 153 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-152).

Rights

© 2000 Laura De Lorenzis, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 7746

Print OCLC #

44645550

Electronic OCLC #

1109935557

Link to Catalog Record

Electronic access to the full-text of this document is restricted to Missouri S&T users. Otherwise, request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4443462~S5

Share My Thesis If you are the author of this work and would like to grant permission to make it openly accessible to all, please click the button above.

Share

 
COinS