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dc.contributor.advisorGergess, Antoineen_US
dc.contributor.authorKobrossy, Hannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChouri, Symeon Elen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 53-54).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Antoine Gergess.en_US
dc.description.abstractThin high performance concrete (HPC) panels are sometimes used for cladding in building structures. Compared to stone cladding and polished concrete, HPC panels are much lighter. Codes and specifications for HPC precast panels for cladding are not yet available. This project develops a comprehensive experimental and analytical study which involves casting and testing prototypes of various length and thickness. Mold preparation, casting and testing were performed at the civil engineering laboratory at the University of Balamand for 68 cm by 68 cm square panels 2.5 cm and 1 cm thick. Theoretical analysis was also performed using finite element modeling and results were calibrated against test results. The HPC panels were placed horizontally supported at its four edges and were subjected to vertical concentrated load that simulate wind load in addition to its self-weight. Testing was performed for HPC panels with and without steel fibers. Test data and analysis indicate how efficient HPC panels with steel fibers are based on strength, durability and sustainability as well as cost and speed of construction.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Hanna Kobrossy, Symeon El Chourien_US
dc.format.extentx, 54 p. :ill., tables ;30 cmen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshHigh strength concreteen_US
dc.subject.lcshConcrete constructionen_US
dc.titleExperimental and analytical evaluation of thin high performance concrete precast cladding panelsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Civil Engineeringen_US
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