Date of Award

5-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Major Professor

Edwin Burdette

Committee Members

James H. Deatherage, James Beavers

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the correlation between the compressive strength of a mass concrete mix and that concrete’s dynamic properties, specifically, shear wave velocity. Several methods, including static and dynamic tests, were used to determine the concrete’s physical properties of compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, both static and dynamic, and shear wave velocity.

It has been found that, for the specific concrete analyzed, there is a correlation between the compressive strength and dynamic properties as well as a correlation between the static and dynamic moduli. The data found in this study shows that dynamic properties of this concrete mix can be determined and obtained through the use of standard tests and attainment of adequate compressive strength, respectively.

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