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dc.contributor.authorTemeles, Anthony B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:27Z
dc.date.issued2001-05-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05182001-221501en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32940
dc.description.abstractTwo 7" deep FRP deck panels were manufactured and tested in a controlled service environment. The deck panels were 15' by 5' in plan, and were composed of ten 15' long, 6" by 6" by 3/8" standard pultruded FRP tubes. The tubes were sandwiched between two 3/8" thick standard pultruded FRP plates. The material constituents of the FRP were E-glass fibers in a polyester matrix. When subjected to two strength tests, the first deck panel exhibited a safety factor with respect to legal truck loads of greater than 10. The second deck was subjected to AASHTO design loads, and under a simulated HS-25 axle plus impact the deck exhibited a maximum deflection of L/470. Upon completion of the laboratory testing, the second deck was placed in the field for further study. The maximum strain recorded during field testing was approximately 600 microstrain, which is less than 15% of the ultimate tensile strain of the FRP in its weakest direction. After being subjected to approximately 4 million load cycles (assuming 100,000 5-axle truck crossings per month) over a period of 8 months, the deck exhibited no loss in stiffness. In two post-service strength tests, the second deck exhibited a safety factor with respect to legal truck loads of greater than 8 and greater than 13.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectpultrusionen_US
dc.subjectbridge decksen_US
dc.subjectfiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)en_US
dc.subjectfiberglassen_US
dc.titleField and Laboratory Tests of a Proposed Bridge Deck Panel Fabricated from Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Componentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoberts-Wollmann, Carin L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05182001-221501/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairLesko, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairCousins, Thomas E.en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-05-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-05-22
dc.date.adate2001-05-22en_US


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