Experimental Evaluation of a New Double Composite System for Steel Bridges

The overarching primary objective of the proposed research is to experimentally develop and assess a new double composite steel bridge system that allows for the construction of long span bridges using hot rolled steel beams. Various sub-objectives are thought for the complete assessment of the proposed system including: 1) Evaluating the system characteristics including stiffness, strength, and ductility; 2) Assessing the demand in slabs and beams including moment, shear, and deflection under specified AASHTO loading; 3) Comparing the response between the proposed bridge system and conventional bridge superstructures; 4) Evaluating the use of rolled beam sections covering up to 44 inches in height.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $170000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mahmoud, Hussam

  • Start Date: 20160329
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240428
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-508

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601184
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 31 2016 4:38PM