Parametric study of concrete columns strengthened with composite straps

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Title:
Parametric study of concrete columns strengthened with composite straps
Author:
Li, Mu-wen, 1963-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study investigates the feasibility of high-strength composite materials for strengthening of seismically deficient concrete columns. The concrete columns will be externally confined by wrapping thin straps of glass-fiber-reinforced or carbon-fiber-reinforced straps around the column. The confinement provided by the straps will increase the stress and strain of concrete at failure and will increase its ductility. Moreover, the composite strap will prevent spalling of the shell and will further increase the load carrying capacity of the column. Analytical models are developed for the analysis of circular and rectangular columns externally confined with high-strength composite straps. A parametric study is conducted to investigate the effectiveness of this technique for strengthening of concrete columns designed before the new seismic design provisions and codes were in place. The results indicate that external confinement provided by the composite straps significantly increases the strength and ductility of concrete columns.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Civil.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Saadatmanesh, H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleParametric study of concrete columns strengthened with composite strapsen_US
dc.creatorLi, Mu-wen, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Mu-wen, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the feasibility of high-strength composite materials for strengthening of seismically deficient concrete columns. The concrete columns will be externally confined by wrapping thin straps of glass-fiber-reinforced or carbon-fiber-reinforced straps around the column. The confinement provided by the straps will increase the stress and strain of concrete at failure and will increase its ductility. Moreover, the composite strap will prevent spalling of the shell and will further increase the load carrying capacity of the column. Analytical models are developed for the analysis of circular and rectangular columns externally confined with high-strength composite straps. A parametric study is conducted to investigate the effectiveness of this technique for strengthening of concrete columns designed before the new seismic design provisions and codes were in place. The results indicate that external confinement provided by the composite straps significantly increases the strength and ductility of concrete columns.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSaadatmanesh, H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348517en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27590483en_US
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