Seismic Retrofit of Spliced Sleeve Connections for Precast Bridge Piers

There is a great need for research on suitable connections between precast concrete elements which will be able to withstand significant stresses and deformations in earthquakes. The splice sleeve connection is being considered for connecting such elements in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). There is limited data for use of this connection in bridges located in moderate to high seismic regions. This proposal aims to extend the current pooled fund study project. There is a great need to be able to retrofit bridge piers that will use the spliced sleeve connections. Structural Managers at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) after a recent scanning tour conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have recommended that such a study be conducted. The project will be carried out by performing cyclic tests to verify the capacity of the retrofitted splice sleeve connection for precast concrete elements such as columns connected to footings or bent cap beams.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pantelides, Chris

  • Start Date: 20120101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170314
  • Source Data: MPC-405

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483221
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC08
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2013 1:01AM