Development of a Combined Structural and Environmental Loading Facility for the Determination of the Long-Term Performance of Bridge Decks

The deterioration of bridge decks is of significant concern to DOTs around the country. Many factors, both structural and environmental, play a role in this deterioration. Studies have been completed that focus on monitoring the in-service behavior of concrete bridge decks, but this type of research is limited in its ability to control the loads applied to the structure. This research program is focused on constructing a controlled facility wherein full-scale truck loadings and full-range environmental loadings can be simultaneously and continuously applied to bridge decks. Through this facility, researchers will be able quantify the variables that have the greatest impact on the service life of the bridge.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
      6300 Georgetown Pike
      McLean, VA  United States  22101
    • Project Managers:

      Graybeal, Benjamin

    • Performing Organizations:

      Professional Services Industries, Incorporated

      13800 Coopermine Road
      Herndon, Virginia  United States  20171

      Federal Highway Administration

      Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
      6300 Georgetown Pike
      McLean, VA  United States  22101
    • Principal Investigators:

      Greene, Gary

      Graybeal, Benjamin

    • Start Date: 20070000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15261

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460093
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:18PM