Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 307. Updated Research for Collision Damage and Repair of Prestessed Concrete Beams

Collision between over-height vehicles and bridges is an ever increasing problem nationwide. The bridge community is in need of current state of the art means and methods of evaluation and in-place repair of collision damaged precast/prestressed concrete beams. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 280: Guidelines for Evaluation and repair of Prestressed Concrete Bridge Members, published in December 1985, provided useful information on tests undertaken to repair prestressed beams utilizing various techniques and the calculations for determining the resulting capacities of repaired beams. The report also included the manual of recommended practice containing guidelines for inspection and assessment of damage, selection of repair methods, and repair of damage. It's important to note that the capacity calculation examples presented in NCHRP Report 280 are based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 1983 edition of "Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges". In addition, the repair evaluation and testing utilizing fiber composites were not considered in NCHRP Report 280. The objectives of this research are to: (1) develop criteria to evaluate whether to repair or to replace a prestressed concrete girder damaged by a vehicular impact; (2) identify the gaps in the available information and practices related to repair of collision damage of prestressed girders; and (3) recommend practice report guide.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $70000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Pittsburgh

    Benedum Engineering Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harries, Kent

  • Start Date: 20110830
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120529
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38258

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547481
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 10 2014 1:01AM