Accelerated Bridge Construction Deck Panel Testing

Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques have resulted in innovative options that save time and money during the construction of bridges. One such group of techniques that has generated considerable interest is the usage of individual precast concrete decks in place of cast-in-place bridge decks. Utilizing precast concrete decks allow for offsite curing, thus eliminating long delays due to formwork and concrete curing time. These precast concrete decks have inherent joints between the individual panels. These joints are locations for potential leakage, which can lead to corrosion or inadequate long-term performance. Post-tensioning the precast deck panels helps to eliminate leakage; however, conventional longitudinal post-tensioning systems require complete deck replacement in the event of a single faulty deck panel. A proposed post-tensioned, curved strand connection that allows for a single panel replacement will be studied for this research. The capacity of the proposed curved strand connection will be investigated in order to compare its behavior to other systems that are currently in use.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $38723.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

      Rutgers University
      100 Brett Rd
      Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Project Managers:

      Szary, Pat

      Scovil, Russ

    • Performing Organizations:

      Utah State University Transportation Center

      Utah State University
      Logan, UT  United States  84322-4110
    • Principal Investigators:

      Halling, Marvin

    • Start Date: 20120601
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 31903

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01521848
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-003
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 10 2014 1:01AM