Protecting Critical Civil Infrastructure Against Impact from Commercial Vehicles – Phase 3, A Systems Based Approach Including Fire

This proposal will expand on work completed for M05 by: (1) Analytically investigate the performance of uncoated and FRP/polyurea-coated single and multiple bridge pier columns, and the entire bridge system subjected to combined blast, impact, and fire loads, with, pressure, temperature and material response time-histories being investigated. (2) Completing advanced computational studies that include representative bridge system response to vehicle impact and air blast before and after fire exposure to ascertain system effects on robustness. (3) Improving and expanding upon Phase 1 and 2 recommendations and design aids based on results from items 1 and 2. Project deliverables include enhanced aids/guidelines along with modified code language.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $92952
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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

    Linzell, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20211101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-103

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844069
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2022 7:28PM