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Use of embedded self-repair adhesives in certain areas of concrete bridge members to prevent failure from severe dynamic loading
Author(s): Carolyn M. Dry; Jacob Unzicker
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Paper Abstract

While preventing structural damage caused by dynamic loading is typically addressed at a bridge's structural level, this report presents a design for the internal release of adhesives for resisting dynamic loading of reinforced concrete at the materials level. Normal reinforced concrete lacks the ability to directly respond to the formation of cracking within its own cross section during dynamic loading. Present designs for dynamic loading resistance attempt to control the structure's response by focusing on the properties of mass, stiffness, and damping, as the governing equation for structural response to dynamic loading is modeled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3675, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Materials Technologies, (12 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352786
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Carolyn M. Dry, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Jacob Unzicker, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3675:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Materials Technologies
Manfred R. Wuttig, Editor(s)

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