Project 2c: Alternative and Cost-Effective Bridge Approach Slabs - UMC

The primary objectives of the proposed project are to investigate the causes for any bumps at the end of the bridge approach slab, and to develop remedial measures or alternative designs for a replacement. It is clear that the problem stems from geotechnical considerations. In many instances compaction of soil under uncertain conditions when the bridge is being constructed may not be properly achieved. Hence, the geotechnical issues are likely to continue to exist. From the structures' point of view, how we can design a bridge approach slab to save construction costs given a certain settlement is a question to answer.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gopalaratnam, Vellore

  • Start Date: 20080901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18902

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462496
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM