Effect of Thermal Loads on Bridge Substructures

The objective of this study is to instrument, on a multi-span bridge, the bottom horizontal surface at the base of the footing of the pier with five soil pressure cells and temperature gages, and instrument the vertical face of the footing an pier with three temperature gages each, and to continuously monitor the soil pressure and temperatures and compare the soil pressures with the ones derived using AASHTO code.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      State Office Building, Clinton and High Streets
      Frankfort, KY  USA  40622
    • Project Managers:

      Byrd, Jamie

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harik, Issam

    • Start Date: 20090701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 23975

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461856
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: P10-408
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:53PM