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Experimental Investigation Of Shear Capacity Of Precast Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts

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dc.contributor.author Burns, Jarrod Clinton en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:36Z
dc.date.submitted December 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1596 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/385
dc.description.abstract This study presents the experimental investigation of the shear capacity of four precast rinforced concrete box culverts. Each culvert was subjected to a monotomically increasing load through a 20-in x 10-in load plate, designed to simulate a standard HS 20-44 wheel footprint. Each box was instrumented with the following: strain gages, load cell, high-resolution laser sensor, data acquisition hardware and sofware, and laptop computer. The tests were conducted on 1.22 m x 1.22 m x 1.22 m (4 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft) box culverts, with load being applied at the free spigot end. The location of the load plate in relation to the span varied for each test in order to induce maximum shear stresses. Results of physical load tests indicate that free culvert ends are adequate in shear without the use of edge beams. The results from each test detailed herein are intended to provide data for the verification and convergence of an analytical model currently under development. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Abolmaali, Ali en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.title Experimental Investigation Of Shear Capacity Of Precast Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts en_US
dc.type M.S.C.E. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Abolmaali, Ali en_US
dc.degree.department Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S.C.E. en_US
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