Fatigue Enhancement of Steel Bridge Girder Systems Susceptible to Out-of-Plane Distortion

Phase 1 of this project will accomplish the following: 1) the construction of a reaction frame and experimental set-up that allows testing of two-girder or three-girder assemblages with cross-frame-to-girder connections. 2) fabrication of the girder assemblage with connections strengthened using techniques adopted by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for past bridge repairs, and 3) testing of the initial girder assemblage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NO REPORT PUBLISHED. A report will be published within a pooled fund project report at a later date.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    K-TRAN: KU-08-1 NP

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
  • Project Managers:

    Jones, John

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    1530 West 15th Street
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bennett, Caroline

    Rolfe, Stanley

    Matamoros, Adolfo

  • Start Date: 20070701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090901
  • Source Data: RiP Project 13376

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536032
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RE-0468-01, K-TRAN: KU-08-1 NP
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2014 1:01AM