Temperature Effects in Match Cast Segmental Bridge Construction

The objectives of this project are to develop best practices that can be used to mitigate transverse distortion (bowing) of match-cast segmental bridge segments during production. Best practice guidance will include recommendations on bridge segment geometries that have a higher risk of bowing and may require mitigation. In addition, practical curing mitigation measures will be studied to determine which are the most effective at preventing this bowing. Ensuring a good fit between match-cast members will help reduce construction delays on bridges, problems with reduced camber during post-tensioning, and post-tensioning losses.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $229411
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-132

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Potter, William

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      207 Grinter Hall
      PO Box 115500
      Gainesville, Florida  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Riding, Kyle

    • Start Date: 20200507
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220515
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230309

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01738967
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-132
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 11 2020 12:44PM