Carol Kittredge Shield

Carol Shield

Carol Kittredge Shield

CSE Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Contact

Civil Engineering Building
Room 246
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Education

  • B.A., 1984, Mathematics, Swarthmore College
  • B.S., 1984, Engineering, Swarthmore College
  • M.S., 1986, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D., 1991, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Background

  • Associate Research Engineer, Nondestructive Evaluation and Diagnostics Laboratory, United Technologies Research Center, 1986-1991
  • Assistant Research Engineer, Nondestructive Evaluation and Diagnostics Laboratory, United Technologies Research Center, 1984-1986
Research Interests

Experts@Minneosta

Primarily, use of composite materials in the infrastructure, prestressed concrete structures, and methods of seismic simulation

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

  • Reliability of structures reinforced with FRP

Bridge

  • Self consolidating concrete for prestressed bridge girders
  • Shear capacity of prestressed bridge girders
  • Precast slab-span bridges

Seismic

  • High performance fiber reinforced concrete for slab-column connections

Selected Publications

Benmokrane, B., Brown, V. L., Ali, A. H., Mohamed, K., Shield, C. (2020). Reconsideration of the Environmental Reduction Factor CE for GFRP Reinforcing Bars in Concrete Structures. Journal of Composites for Construction, 24(4), [06020001]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0001040

Shield, C. K., Brown, V., Bakis, C. E., Gross, S. (2019). A Recalibration of the Crack Width Bond-Dependent Coefficient for GFRP-Reinforced Concrete. Journal of Composites for Construction, 23(4), [04019020]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000978

Hadhood, A., Mohamed, H. M., Benmokrane, B., Nanni, A., Shield, C. K. (2019). Assessment of design guidelines of concrete columns reinforced with glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars. ACI Structural Journal, 116(4), 193-207. doi: 10.14359/51715663

Benmokrane, B., Brown, V. L., Mohamed, K., Nanni, A., Rossini, M., Shield, C. K. (2019). Creep-Rupture Limit for GFRP Bars Subjected to Sustained Loads. Journal of Composites for Construction, 23(6), [06019001]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000971

Guérin, M., Mohamed, H. M., Benmokrane, B., Nanni, A., Shield, C. K., Gamble, W. L. (2019). Eccentric behavior of full-scale reinforced concrete columns with glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars and ties. ACI Structural Journal, 116(1), 275-276.

Dymond, B. Z., French, C. E. W., Shield, C. K. (2019). Recommendations for More Accurate Shear Rating of Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 24(12), [04019117]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001495