Enhancing the Resilience of Coastal Box Girder Bridges through Geometric Modifications

The primary goal of this proposal is to enhance the resilience of coastal box girder bridges subject to storm and/or tsunami wave loading through an evaluation of their design geometry. Specifically, the geometry to be studied is the angle of inclination of the web plates, the width of the bottom flange (where a width of zero implies a triangular form), and the integration of the rail/parapet as a structural element. The desired outcome would be to equip coastal bridge designers with resilient strategies for new coastal bridge designs as well as retrofit strategies of existing T-type and box type decks. The intended outcome of the project is to equip coastal bridge designers with resilient strategies for new designs and retrofits of existing bridges. This outcome will be disseminated in reports, papers, and oral presentations as described previously.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $160000
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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:

    Pennoni Associates

    1900 Market St Suite 300
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19103

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Bartolomeo, Anthony

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Princeton University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08450
  • Principal Investigators:

    Garlock, Maria

  • Start Date: 20220601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01866251
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG67
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2022 2:23PM