Keywords

Uhpc, dowel action, fatigue behavior, finite element modeling, opensees modeling

Abstract

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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Graduation Date

2014

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Mackie, Kevin

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Degree Program

Civil Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0005563

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0005563

Language

English

Release Date

December 2019

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering and Computer Science; Engineering and Computer Science -- Dissertations, Academic

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