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This thesis examines narratives associated with the city and Indigenous people, knowledge, and culture and it then imagines the creative possibilities of new ways of being in the city. This thesis conceptualizes the beginnings of a culturally grounded Indigenous identity that flourishes in the...
Structural Reliability of Non-Slender Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Members under Concentric and Eccentric LoadsDownload
Although the reliability levels of structural steel and reinforced concrete structures designed to the Canadian codes and standards have been investigated substantially in the past four decades, studies on the reliability of masonry structures are limited. Based on some preliminary studies in...
Premature corrosion of reinforcing steel is a cause of concern for steel-reinforced concrete structures, since it causes them to deteriorate before their design operational life is attained. The Use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars in reinforced-concrete (RC) structures has been shown to...
Although significant progress in the modelling of the nonlinear response of reinforced - concrete (RC) structures at the element level has been achieved in the past decades, reliable and accurate analysis models at the system level for RC structures are scarce. Due to the complexity of elements...
This study is part of a joint Canada-India research program to effect sustainable construction. Alberta generates a significant amount of waste from agricultural- and forest-based industries. Similarly, India has lots of sugar cane bagasse waste. Researchers in both countries want to use these...
Precast concrete insulated wall panels (IWP) are thermally and structurally efficient systems commonly used in construction. Although their flexural performance has been studied extensively, there are limited studies on thermal bowing in IWP. Bowing causes unwanted deflections, stresses on the...
This study assesses the suitability of four sectional shear methods for predicting the shear capacity of reinforced concrete members which do not comply with S6-06 Section 14 stirrup spacing and area requirements. The results of the evaluations indicate that the sectional shear provisions in...
The most common detrimental processes that lead to reduction in durability in reinforced concrete elements are shrinkage, sulphate attack and chloride attack. Shrinkage is a dimensional instability chiefly caused by a loss of moisture in the hydrating cement paste. Soluble sulphate ions take part...
The present study has focused on the effects of Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) in fly ash on the air-entraining admixture demand and consequent properties of concrete. An extensive laboratory test program was completed during this investigation. Three series of mixes were designed to evaluate...
Bond Performance between Lightweight Concrete with Crumb Rubber and Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer BarDownload
For any reinforced concrete structure, the bond between concrete and the reinforcement bar is the most important parameter from structural standpoint. Notwithstanding numerous prior studies on describing this interaction for different reinforcing bars, not enough understanding exists for fibre...