Performance of Steel Girders Repaired with Advanced Composite Sheets in a Corrosive Environment: A Multi-Physics Approach Leading to Practical Design Recommendations

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) understand the mechanism of corrosion progression in carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) repaired steel bridge girders exposed to a corrosive service environment; (2) examine the effect of corrosion damage on the performance of repaired steel girders in terms of load-carrying capacity and ductility as well as CFRP-steel interfacial behavior; and (3) develop practical design guidelines for bridge engineers who are interested in repairing in-situ bridge girders with CFRP materials.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100106
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado Denver

    Department of Civil Engineering
    1200 Larimer Street, Room 3037
    Denver, Colorado  United States  80217
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kim, Yail

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170619
  • Source Data: MPC-456

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528059
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 1:00AM