Ph.D. Defense by Sung Hu Kim
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. Thesis Defense Announcement
EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE PIER CAPS WITH AN EXTERNALLY BONDED STAINLESS STEEL SYSTEM
Sung Hu Kim
Dr. Abdul-Hamid Zureick
Dr. Bruce R. Ellingwood (CEE), Dr. Rafi L. Muhanna (CEE),
Dr. Yang Wang (CEE) and Dr. George Kardomateas (AE)
Date & Time: Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Location: SEB 122
This research is aimed at examining experimentally and analytically the behavior of reinforced concrete bridge pier caps strengthened with externally bonded reinforcement. In the experimental study, nine full-scale reinforced concrete bridge pier caps were built, externally strengthened with stainless steel reinforcement, and ten tested to failure. Load, deflection, and strain measurements were collected and two potential failure mechanisms were identified. In the analytical work, mechanics-based equations were developed for calculating the shear strength of these types of structural elements when a diagonal shear crack is formed under loading. In addition, a combined strut-and-tie/truss model is proposed for determining the strength of reinforced concrete bridge caps with externally bonded reinforcement systems. Results from both experimental and analytical studies were compared and design recommendations are made for future adoption in bridge and building codes and specifications.
- Workflow Status: Published
- Created By: Danielle Ramirez
- Created: 09/23/2014
- Modified By: Fletcher Moore
- Modified: 10/07/2016