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dc.contributor.supervisor Svecova, Dagmar (Civil Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Vogel, Hugues M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-27T16:58:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-27T16:58:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4944
dc.description.abstract Many researchers have identified concerns with steel corrosion in concrete structures. This thesis investigates the serviceability of concrete structures reinforced with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) material. The distinctive properties of the reinforcement influence the analysis and design of structures. An alternate expression for effective moment of inertia was derived to consider these differences and improve the estimation of deflection for concrete beams reinforced with FRP. Serviceability issues encountered with FRP reinforced concrete structures were also addressed by exploring Prestressed Concrete Prisms (PCPs) as reinforcement. They are small sections of high strength concrete cast around a concentrically pre-tensioned FRP reinforcing bar. The technique enhances axial stiffness of the bar and flexural stiffness of concrete beams. Thermal weathering was investigated by subjecting beams to temperature fluctuations expected in the Canadian climate. Inclusion of dispersed fibers in the PCP reinforcement and surface deformations was also studied to determine the influence on post-cracking behaviour. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject serviceability en_US
dc.subject concrete en_US
dc.title Serviceability of concrete beams reinforced with FRP and concrete prisms prestressed with CFRP en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.type doctoral thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Mufti, Aftab (Civil Engineering) Luo, Yunhua (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) Rizkalla, Sami (North Carolina State University) en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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