Alaska Bridge Bent Pushover Software Including Concrete Confinement Effects

Software for the pushover analysis of Alaska-style bridge bents will be developed for this project. Freely available software libraries will be utilized in the software development. A graphical user interface will be created from the OpenGL graphical library, while the modules for nonlinear structural analysis will be created using OpenSees, an open sources finite element software framework. It is anticipated that the proposed software will significantly reduce the cost and time spent designing Alaska-style bridges to new displacement-based American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) seismic guidelines. Currently, engineers use disparate computer programs, making the design of new bridges time consuming. The socio-economic benefits derived from the software will be felt by all residents of Alaska in the form of better and more cost-effective bridges designs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project selected from first RFP Proposals


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


    AUTC 107013 / G00004

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    2301 Peger Road
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99701

    Alaska University Transportation Center

    University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5900
  • Project Managers:

    Connor, Billy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering
    202 Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Principal Investigators:

    Scott, Michael

  • Start Date: 20070701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 13618

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462830
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Alaska University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-011, AUTC 107013 / G00004
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:11PM