Masters Theses


Secondary reinforcement requirements for concrete reinforced with GFRP


"The objective of this study is to investigate the appropriateness of the ACI 440 guidelines in designing secondary reinforcement for GFRP. An experimental program was developed to investigate the effects of temperature and shrinkage of the concrete on crack widths in panels reinforced with GFRpage Six panels were constructed; one steel control and ACI 318-02 lower limit for secondary reinforcement, and five subsequent panels reinforced at varying reinforcement ratios. A finite element analysis was also done to further investigate the effects of temperature and shrinkage on the RC panels. It is concluded from experimental testing that the current ACI 440R-03 codes is overly conservative in estimating the amount of secondary reinforcement needed to control the effects of temperature and shrinkage"--Abstract, page iii.


Myers, John

Committee Member(s)

Nanni, Antonio
Chandrashekhara, K.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2006


xiii, 176 pages


© 2006 Nathan Dale Branham, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Fiber-reinforced concrete -- Cracking
Fiber-reinforced concrete -- Effect of low temperatures on
Fiber-reinforced concrete -- Expansion and contraction
Glass fibers

Thesis Number

T 9027

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