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Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.)
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Adhesive anchorage systems have found widespread use in structural applications, including bridge widening, concrete repair and rehabilitation, and barrier retrofitting. Because these applications typically require adhesive anchorage systems to be installed outdoors, the effects of climate conditions and day-to-day temperature fluctuations on adhesive behavior and performance should be considered. The purpose of this thesis is to simulate pullout tests of adhesive anchorage systems for threaded rod and reinforcing bars and to emulate effects under various temperature conditions through the use of finite element analysis. Results from the finite element simulation are then compared to the physical tests conducted at UMass Amherst to determine the validity of the finite element model and to assess any notable differences in adhesive anchor performance in hot, cold, and ambient temperatures. In addition, differences in adhesive stresses when anchoring threaded rod versus reinforcing steel are evaluated.
Wang, Rachel, "Analysis of Adhesive Anchorage Systems Under Extreme In-Service Temperature Conditions" (2019). Masters Theses. 752.