Uhpc, dowel action, fatigue behavior, finite element modeling, opensees modeling
The research and application of Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC) has been developed significantly within the last 1-2 decades. Due to the specific property of high strength capacity, it is potential to be used in bridge deck system without shear reinforcement so that it provides even lighter self-weight of the deck. However, one of the shear component, dowel action, has not been adequately investigated in the past. In this dissertation, a particular test was designed and carried out to fully investigate the dowel action response, especially its contribution to shear resistance. In addition, research on serviceability and fatigue behaviors were expanded as well to delete the concern on other factors that may influence the application to the deck system. Both experimental and analytical methods including finite element modeling, OpenSees modeling and other extension studies were presented throughout the entire dissertation where required.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering and Computer Science; Engineering and Computer Science -- Dissertations, Academic
Xiao, Yulin, "Quantifying Ultra-high Performance Concrete Flexural System Mechanical Response" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4854.