"In this study, a damping-enhanced strengthening (DES) strategy was introduced to retrofit bridge structures for multiple performance objectives. The main objectives of this study are (1) to numerically demonstrate the effectiveness of the anchoring mechanism of a constrained damping layer in the proposed DES system, and (2) to evaluate the performances of a highway bridge retrofitted with a DES retrofit technique of viscoelastic (VE) damping and carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer (CFRP) strengthening components that are nearly independent under weak earthquakes but strongly coupled under strong earthquakes"--Abstract, page v.
Birman, V. (Victor)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology. University Transportation Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Surface damping effect on the bending vibration of simply supported beams under different configurations of constrained viscoelastic layers
- distributed viscoelastic layer damping effect on the elastic response of highway bridges
- Damping-enhanced seismic strengthening of highway bridge columns for dual performance objectives
xv, 169 pages
© 2009 Kazi Rezaul Karim, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Bridges -- Maintenance and repair
Earthquake engineering -- Materials
Reinforced concrete construction
Seismic waves -- Damping
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Karim, Kazi Rezaul, "An integrated damping and strengthening strategy for performance-based seismic design and retrofit of highway bridges" (2009). Masters Theses. 6782.