Masters Theses


Performance evaluation of short-span bridges built with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite systems


Ursula Deza


"This investigation studied the structural performance of FRP composite materials in bridge decks through in-place load tests and analytical studies. Two multi-panel bridge decks were studied: Saint Francis Street Bridge consisting of a deck built with four glass FRP (GFRP) honeycomb panels, whereas Waters Street Bridge consists of nine FRP-RC panels. The performance of the two bridges was monitored by load tests for over three to four years. The main objectives of this investigation were: to examine the deflection data in service that can be correlated to allowable deflections; to estimate if there is any stiffness degradation that can indicate distress in the deck; to compute the load fraction distribution between panels based on experimental data and attempt the load rating using the load test results"--Introduction, pages 2-3.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004


xiii, 165 pages

Geographic Coverage

Saint James (Mo.)


© 2004 Ursula M. Deza, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Concrete bridges -- Floors -- Missouri -- Saint James
Bridges -- Live loads -- Testing -- Missouri -- Saint James
Fiber-reinforced plastics -- Missouri -- Saint James

Thesis Number

T 8651

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