• Dynamic increase factor in reinforced concrete frames under disproportionate collapse 

    Kirby, Joseph Ernest (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Under a disproportionate collapse, the sudden loss of a support causes a dynamic response that can amplify the internal forces in the surrounding members and lead to significant global damage. This study considered a ...
  • Evaluation of finger plate and flat plate expansion devices 

    Pelikan, Andrew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The objective of this project was to learn the causes of premature deterioration of MoDOT finger plate and flat plate expansion devices under high traffic volumes and use that information to design new Load and Resistance ...
  • Evaluation of post punching capacity of flat plates under progressive collapse 

    Alnaqqash, Farah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This research investigates the post-punching resistance of flat-plate buildings without continuous bottom reinforcement. An overview on both the historical development of the analytical theories of punching mechanisms and ...
  • Evaluation of stress in concrete using ultrasonic waves 

    Stone, Damien (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This research investigates the use of ultrasonic waves to evaluate the stress and damage in concrete. Tests were conducted on 6 in. x 6 in. x 12 in. plain concrete specimens (f'c = 6,000psi) at different loading stages ...