Brooks Aqueduct in Alberta, Canada is one of the largest and most sophisticated reinforced concrete aqueducts in the world. Now a national historic site, Brooks Aqueduct was built in 1914. The structure suffers from cracking and degradation in certain locations. To find out the possible main causes of potential overstress and damage in the different areas of the structure, it was evaluated by site inspections, some laboratory tests and analyzed numerically using Abaqus finite element software. Results of the numerical analysis are compared with the inspection and testing results and conclusions are made about the causes of deterioration and ways to conserve and repair the structure.
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