Research Activities: 2004

The Effect of Fatigue and Creep on Shear-Critical RC Beams Reinforced with CFRP Laminate Stirrups



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Matching Research Agency

Office of the Dean of Engineering, Texas Tech University

Principal Investigator

Andrew Budek
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, Box 41023
Lubbock , TX 79409-1023

p(806) 742-3486
f(806) 742-3488

Student Involvement

One undergraduate student.


Project Objectives

To determine the effect of under strength concrete, fatigue and creep loading on reinforced concrete beams externally reinforced for shear with CFRP strips


Anticipated Benefits

This project will benefit State DOT's in their efforts to upgrade transportation infrastructure by quantifying the effects of long-term loading (both static and dynamic) and under strength concrete on bridge beam remediation techniques.


Modal Orientation

Upgrading, and Rehabilitation


Project Start Date:
Project End Date:11/30/06

Relationship to other Research/Projects

This project uses methodology similar to a current project examining the effect of fatigue loading on CFRP-stiffened wooden box beams


Technology Transfer Activities

A self-contained lecture will be prepared and made available on CD describing the research activity, and progress reports and results will be posted on the UTC website.


Transportation Research Board Keywords

Concrete, fatigue, bridge