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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Gregory W., advisoren
dc.contributor.authorBruetsch, Adam Patrick
dc.date.issued2012-06-22
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on June 22, 2012en
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Gregory W. Kingen
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 46-49)en
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--School of Computing and Engineering. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012en
dc.description.abstractPervious concrete is a porous material that may provide superior slip resistance due to its ability to exfiltrate melted ice and other slippery surface contaminants. The purpose of this study was to analyze slip-related biomechanical characteristics during gait on pervious and traditional concrete in dry and icy conditions. The hypothesis tested was that pervious concrete, compared to traditional, would exhibit improved frictional characteristics that are less likely to cause slipping events. Both pervious and traditional concrete slabs were manufactured, and misted water was frozen on the surface of the icy slabs. Ten participants completed walking trials across traditional and pervious concrete in both dry and icy conditions. Ground reaction forces were captured by a force platform beneath each concrete surface and used to determine friction usage, which was defined as the ratio of peak utilized shear to normal force normalized to static coefficient of friction. An analyses of variance (ANOVA) was performed on the resulting data. A statistically significant decrease in friction usage was found for pervious concrete compared to traditional. Pervious concrete exhibited significantly smaller levels of friction usage for icy conditions, suggesting its potential utility in reducing slipping events.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Background -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendixen
dc.format.extentx, 50 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14731
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshLightweight concrete -- Testingen
dc.subject.lcshGait in humansen
dc.subject.lcshIce accidentsen
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Engineeringen
dc.titleBiomechanical characterization of slipping on pervious and traditional concrete walking surfacesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en


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