Re-decking Prestressed Concrete Girders Phase II: Examining Long-term Impacts using Monte Carlo Simulations

Standard Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) and Rigid Frame Box (RFB) designs used by Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) are load rated for standard HL-93 trucks per the Manual for Bridge Evaluation. Local entities and others who use standardized RCBs and RFBs from KDOT sometimes require load ratings for legal truck types other than the HL-93. There is a need for a simple and straight-forward program that is effective at converting existing HL-93 load ratings to load ratings based on other legal truck types. This program will simplify design checks and facilitate record keeping for local entitites throughout the state, saving time and money. The outcome of the proposed work will therefore be a program for relating/converting load ratings obtained with one truck type to a load rating obtained with another truck type for standard RCB and RFB bridges.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $44049
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas Center for Research, Incorporated

      2291 Irving Hill Drive, Campus West
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lequesne, Rémy

      Collins, William

    • Start Date: 20220815
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240815
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01858037
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: KU-23-5, RE-0857-01, C2213
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 20 2022 1:34PM