Masters Theses

Title

Detection and evaluation of disbonds between CFRP laminates and concrete members

Abstract

"Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates have been successfully used to retrofit concrete structures. However, the presence of disbonds reduces the effectiveness of this strengthening method. Near-field microwave nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques have shown the ability to detect disbonds and delaminations in composite materials. The objective of this investigation was to develop a measurement system capable of detecting and characterizing disbonds in CFRP-strengthened concrete members. The probes investigated include a rectangular waveguide probe and a newly designed dual-polarized probe"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Zoughi, R.

Committee Member(s)

Myers, John
Stanley, R. Joe

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Pagination

xv, 132 pages

Rights

© 2004 Stephen T. Vivian Richards, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Subject Headings

Composite materials
Fiber-reinforced concrete -- Testing
Near-fields -- Measurement
Nondestructive testing

Thesis Number

T 8929

Print OCLC #

80547966

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5768580~S5

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