Development of In-situ Fracture Toughness Evaluation for Bridge Safety

This research will develop and evaluate non-destructive test methods that have the potential for providing information about material resistance to fracture. This may include in-situ measurements of surface hardness, acoustic-emission measurements, and/or advanced ultrasonic evaluation. Test results obtained from these advanced technologies will be correlated with fracture toughness and absorbed impact energy for a variety of metallic materials used in highway infrastructure.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $113788
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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 Kansas, Lawrence

      1530 West 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Collins, William

      Bennett, Caroline

    • Start Date: 20230601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01908389
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348307
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 19 2024 4:38PM