Development of Protocols and Instrumentation Plan for Accelerated Structural Testing Facility

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT) anticipates completion of an innovative, full scale load testing laboratory for evaluation of new and advanced materials and devices. This instrument will allow, for the first time, the scientific study of deterioration processes on full-scale bridges. While the merits of the equipment are well documented, until recently there has been little discussion pertaining to the development of experimental protocols, instrumentation and specimen design. With the dawn of accelerated structural testing within the horizon, it is imperative for the development of these key elements be initiated and completed. The objectives of this research is threefold: (1) develop experimental protocols for conducting accelerated structural testing in the new laboratory; (2) design an initial instrumentation plan to validate the laboratory's performance metrics, and; (3) establish baseline acceleration time factors.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Kasbekar, Nagnath

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Roda, Andres

  • Start Date: 20140801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37207

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01537880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC11
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2014 1:00AM