Masters Theses


Monika Nain


"This study introduces an experimental investigation of the behavior of concrete filled fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) tubes (CFFTs) under cyclic axial compression. The FRP used in this study were either small rupture strain FRP (SRS-FRP) or large rupture strain FRP (LRS-FRP). This paper also presents the first-ever experimental study on the behavior of concrete confined using hybrid LRS-FRP and SRS-FRP. LRS-FRP included PEN (polyethylene napthalate) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) where both of them having ultimate axial strain larger than 5%, and low stiffness. SRP-FRP included carbon and glass FRP having small rupture strains, smaller than 2%, and high stiffness. The behavior of CFFTs having different confinement ratios were investigated in terms of ductility, ultimate strain, confinement effectiveness, and energy dissipation capacity. The results revealed that LRS-FRP showed highly ductile behavior and significant energy dissipation capacity with the same strength enhancement as of SRS-FRP. Furthermore, using the hybrid CFFTs remarkably improved the ductility and energy dissipation capacity of SRS-CFFTs"--Abstract, page iv.


ElGawady, Mohamed

Committee Member(s)

Yan, Guirong Grace
Myers, John J.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Cyclic Axial Compression Behavior of Concrete-Filled Hybrid Large Rupture Strain FRP Tubes
  • Behavior of concrete-filled hybrid small and large rupture strain FRP tubes under cyclic axial compression


xii, 79 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.


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Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Thesis Number

T 11719

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