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Bridge Waterproofing Details

D'Souza, Renwick Lynn (2014) Bridge Waterproofing Details. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The objective of this research is to improve the safety margin and redundancy of current waterproofing details used for bridge substructures in PennDOT practice. Based on a literature review, inspection reports, and field visits, the key components of the waterproofing system are studied. Using software analysis and experimental tests, their strength and robustness is analyzed and evaluated based on the damage development and failure mode. The inadequacy in the key components of current waterproofing system is substantiated and remedies to mitigate water leakage are proposed. Executable recommendations are suggested to strengthen the waterproofing details at critical locations and to provide ease of construction and inspection.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
D'Souza, Renwick Lynnrld43@pitt.eduRLD43
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairYu, Qiangqiy15@pitt.eduQIY15
Committee MemberBrigham, Johnbrigham@pitt.eduBRIGHAM
Committee MemberLin, Jeen-Shangjslin@pitt.eduJSLIN
Date: 16 June 2014
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 27 March 2014
Approval Date: 16 June 2014
Submission Date: 7 April 2014
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 176
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degree: MSCE - Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bridge Waterproofing, PennDOT, Literature Review
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2014 16:54
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:18


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