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Predicting the Effectiveness of Post-Weld Treatments Applied under Load
(University of Waterloo, 2010-08-26)
Existing steel bridges are subjected to both increasing traffic loads and natural aging, both are capable of causing severe durability problems. Dependable rehabilitation methods are attracting attention as the promising ...
Fatigue Behaviour of Steel Girders Strengthened with Prestressed CFRP Strips
(University of Waterloo, 2010-05-20)
Steel bridges and structures often need strengthening due to increased live loads, or repair due to corrosion or fatigue cracking. This thesis explores the use of adhesively bonded prestressed carbon fibre reinforced ...
Bond Behaviour of Corroded and CFRP Repaired RC Beams Subjected to Monotonic and Repeated Loading
(University of Waterloo, 2012-09-27)
All reinforced concrete (RC) design theories are based on the assumption that concrete exhibits a perfect bond with the steel reinforcement. The bond between steel and concrete is essential to the transfer of the load ...
Acceptance Criteria for Ultrasonic Impact Treatment of Highway Steel Bridges
(University of Waterloo, 2012-08-30)
The need for rehabilitation of bridges has become a critical challenge due to aging and an increase in traffic loads. Many of these bridges are exceeding their design fatigue life. Since many of these bridges are structurally ...
Fatigue Bond Behaviour of Corroded Reinforcement and CFRP Confined Concrete
(University of Waterloo, 2007-07-13)
Bond in a reinforced concrete (RC) structure is the interaction force that transfers force between the steel and concrete. It influences the structural performance and serviceability of a structure under both static and ...