Numerical Analysis of ABC Hybrid Bridge Bents Constructed with Hybrid Reinforcement

The proposed research will evaluate the performance of alternate bridge column-to-footing joints constructed with accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods under cyclic loads simulating earthquakes. The research will be performed by comparing the analytical results to experiments of prototype hybrid bridge bents with columns constructed using ABC methods with various details in terms of reinforcement (mild steel, GFRP bars, PT steel bars). Analytical models will be developed for implementing these systems using OpenSees. The methods of analysis will include quasi-static cyclic analysis and nonlinear dynamic analysis under scaled earthquakes.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $119513
  • 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:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pantelides, Chris

  • Start Date: 20221013
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-700

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01863423
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 9 2022 10:44AM