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dc.contributor.supervisor Mufti, Aftab (Civil Engineering) en
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Cheng
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-08T21:30:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-08T21:30:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-08T21:30:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3933
dc.description.abstract Deterioration of concrete bridge decks has become a serious problem in the past few decades. Fortunately, non-corrosive, light-weight Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) material provides an excellent alternative. More than 117 bridges in the USA have been built or repaired with FRP. In Canada, no FRP bridge deck has been used in the field, yet. However, Wardrop Engineering Inc., Faroex Ltd., and ISIS Canada have successfully designed, manufactured, and patented the filament-wound Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bridge deck. Since there is no design code for FRP bridge decks, a finite element method, labeled “L&D”, is proposed in this thesis to help bridge engineers better understand the structural behavior of FRP bridge decks. The L&D method is validated by comparing the analysis results with the experimental results of three filament-wound GFRP bridge decks. This L&D method is also applicable for analyzing FRP bridge decks manufactured by other processes. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Finite element analysis en
dc.subject Fiber reinforced polymer en
dc.subject Bridge deck en
dc.subject Linear analysis model en
dc.subject Delamination analysis model en
dc.title Finite element analysis of glass fiber reinforced polymer bridge decks en
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Shehata, Emile (Civil Engineering) Shalaby, Ahmed (Civil Engineering) Thomson, Douglas (Electrical and Computer Engineering) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note May 2010 en


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