Protecting Critical Civil Infrastructure Against Impact from Commercial Vehicles – Phase II, A Systems Based Approach

This proposal will expand on work completed for M05 by: (1) Experimentally examine behavior of uncoated and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP)/polyurea-coated concrete under blast loads, with pressure, temperature and material response time-history data being collected using instruments on the specimens and non-contact video tracking and laser scanning coupled with computer vision. (2) Advance computational studies, findings and design aids to include entire bridge system response under vehicle impact and air blast. Developed models will include: (a) Material behavioral information from aforementioned tests. (b) Foundations and surrounding soil systems using discrete element and particle based methods. (c) Different types of sub- and superstructure designs, and (d) The effects of temperature on behavior, functionality and resiliency. Project deliverables include enhanced aids/guidelines along with modified code language.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $331678
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Nebraska, Lincoln

      1400 R Street
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68588
    • Principal Investigators:

      Linzell, Daniel

      Wittich, Christine

      Eun, Jongwan

    • Start Date: 20200701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210930
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-61

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01766145
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 26 2021 11:11AM