Review of Oregon Department of Transportation Study on Bridge Shear

This project will conduct a peer review of a study by Oregon State University (OSU), commissioned by the Oregon Department of Transportation that develops a method for determining the carrying capacity of concrete bridge beams with shear cracking and predicts their remaining useful life. The committee will review the completed OSU study to address the following questions: (1) Did OSU deliver the products specified in the objectives for the study? (2) Are the analysis methods developed by OSU appropriate, and do they follow sound engineering principles? (3) Are there any "fatal flaws," and did the study miss significant items? (4) What technical issues would bar implementation of the developed methods? (5) Are the methods developed by OSU more or less conservative than current ODOT analysis of cracked bridges? And (6) What additional work is needed?

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Letter report issued on June 29, 2005


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    555 13th Street NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301
  • Project Managers:

    Raab, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering
    202 Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Start Date: 20041001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20050701
  • Source Data: RiP Project 10825

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458655
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: SAIS-P-04-02-A
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:47PM