Fatigue Evaluation of Reinforced and Unreinforced Hand Holes in Light Poles

The objective of this project is to develop a more comprehensive set of design guides that is based on appropriate sizes of specimens (representative of the roadway lighting poles with smaller diameters). Research Tasks include the following: Task 1: Literature review and a matrix of specimens to be considered; Task 2: Develop finite element (FE) models of the suggested specimens for preliminary study; Task 3: Conduct experimental fatigue tests on the selected details; Task 4: Calibrate the developed FE models and conduct parametric study; Task 5: Develop design guidelines; Task 6: Submit the final report and propose revisions to The Load and Resistance; and Factor Design (LRFD) Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals (LRFD SLTS) -2nd Edition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $175000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 597


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Clute, Khyle

    Adcock, Harold

  • Principal Investigators:

    Alipour, Alice

    Phares, Brent

  • Start Date: 20170101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645246
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 597, 17-SPRO-018
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2017 3:07PM