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  • Blast resistant design for roof systems 

    McClendon, Mark Andrew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The design of structures to resist explosive loads has become more of a concern to the engineering community. This research focuses on the design ...
  • Blast resistant forced entrty [sic] steel stud wall design 

    Jobe, Jeffrey M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Due to the threat of terrorist attacks, a series of tests has been conducted, on different forced entry wall configurations, to determine the static ...
  • Blast retrofit design of CMU walls using polymer sheets 

    Fitzmaurice, Silas James (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Many materials have been tested for blast retrofit design but have shown to have limitation. The focus of this research is the analysis of polymer sheets as a method for retrofit design. There are many advantages of polymer ...
  • Bridge approach slab analysis and design incorporating elastic soil support 

    Ma, Shuang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The development of equations necessary for the analysis of finite bridge approach slabs (BAS) on elastic soil support is reported in this thesis. Results are compared for moments and shear forces governing the design for ...
  • Calculated versus measured static capacity for two pile types 

    Akkus, Huseyin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The Missouri Department of Transportation decided to replace two bridges in northeast New Madrid Country, Missouri. The bridges were in service for approximately 50 years and both were founded on driven piles. The bridge ...
  • Calibration of VISSIM and QuickZone programs for work zone traffic impact analysis 

    Zhang, Yue (Civil engineer) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Work zone traffic impact analysis software can help improve the efficiency of implementation of work zones. Due to the wide use, this study calibrated and validated VISSIM and QuickZone work zone models. The calibration ...
  • Characterization of disinfection by-product precursors from Missouri streams 

    Mbonimpa, Eric Gentil (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The NOM contained in drinking water sources reacts with Cl2 to generate THMs and HAAs. THMs and HAAs are regulated by EPA because they pose a health hazard. The nature of the DBP precursors is complex and not well understood. ...
  • Characterization of polymer-fiber composite sheet retrofits for blast mitigation 

    Muenks, Matthew Joseph (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The retrofit of existing structures to resist external explosions is becoming increasingly necessary. The use of thin sheets on the tension face of a ...
  • Chloramine and MIEX control of disinfection by-products formed from an alluvial aquifer water source 

    Wu, Juan, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Disinfection has been applied for centuries for disinfection process. The formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) caused by disinfection become a main safety issue for the public health. Trihalomethanes (THMs) and ...
  • Comparative study of type 2 median crossovers and median u-turns 

    Boddapati, Pavani (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Many states use rural expressway median crossovers which provide for separation between the two opposing traffic lanes to manage the direct left turn movements between the expressways and cross roads. As the volume increases ...
  • Comparison of nondestructive testing technologies used for inspection of welded joints 

    Hotaki, Habiburahman (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The purpose of this research is to report on the comparison between different nondestructive test (NDT) methods applied for the detection of defects ...
  • Condition assessment of carbon fiber composites using raman spectroscopy 

    Blum, Frank D. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The goal of this research is to examine the potential of Raman spectroscopy as a method of condition assessment for carbon fiber composite materials. Carbon fiber composites are used in high performance situations such as ...
  • Condition assessment of Kevlar composite materials using Raman spectroscopy 

    Brooks, Thomas Michael Brinten (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This thesis presents the results of an investigation of the Raman scattering effects of aging Kevlar composite strands. The goal of this research is to investigate the potential application of Raman spectroscopy as a ...
  • Conservation and allocation of slope in gravity sanitary sewer design 

    Duncan, Christopher Scott, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Gravity sanitary sewers are traditionally designed in a relatively direct route from source to destination after considering property boundary/easement constraints and topographic features. A methodology is presented in ...
  • A constitutive model for fiber-reinforced soils 

    Chen, Cheng-Wei, 1974- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Fiber inclusion to improve the properties of compacted soil is becoming increasingly common in geotechnical engineering projects. However, the technique requires extensive testing on soil and fiber samples before it can ...
  • Construction and tests of reinforced concrete floor slabs and reinforced concrete floor system 

    Rogers, Hugh Chilton, 1889-; Prehn, Robert Lincoln, 1885-; Maclay, William Harrison, 1889- (University of Missouri, 1911)
    In the use of reinforced concrete for the construction of buildings, it is of importance that the structure be made as light as is consistent with strength. Especially is this true of concrete floors in concrete or steel ...
  • Correlation of site variability from SASW and CPT measurements 

    Moyles, Jesse F. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Geotechnical site characterization programs are designed to reduce uncertainty and maximize the efficiency of geotechnical design. Ironically, however, many site characterization programs are inefficient themselves as they ...
  • Counteracting traffic congestion using intelligent driver feedback 

    Drum, David K. (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Traffic congestion is a daily occurrence in urban highway networks worldwide. It is not possible, however, for society to build its way out of congestion; rather, smarter roads and vehicles are needed. While the development ...
  • Crash severity modeling in transportation systems 

    Abdulhafedh, Azad Salim (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Modeling crash severity is an important component of reasoning about the issues that may affect highway safety. A better understanding of the factors underlying crash severity can be used to reduce the degree of crash ...
  • Data uncertainty in bridge management 

    Deshmukh, Pritam (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The effectiveness of bridge management decisions is based on the quality of data, and the data collected has some amount of uncertainty, which may impact management decisions. This document describes a two-part procedure ...