Guide Specification for the Design of Concrete Bridge Beams Prestressed with CFRP Systems

Use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) for prestressing of concrete bridge girders has gained some acceptance in the United States because of its potential for eliminating concerns associated with corrosion of prestressing steel and its other technical benefits. Limited research has shown the viability of CFRP as an alternative to prestressing steel in bridge girders. CFRP systems have had limited application in bridge construction because of the lack of a nationally accepted design specification. Research is needed to review available information and develop a proposed guide specification, in AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) format, for the design of concrete beams prestressed with CFRP systems for bridge applications. This specification will help highway agencies consider CFRP systems among the options for prestressed concrete bridge beams. The objective of this research is to develop a proposed guide specification, in AASHTO LRFD format, for the design of concrete beams prestressed with CFRP systems for bridge applications. The research should address both pretensioning and posttensioning applications.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 12-97

  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Houston, Texas

    Houston, TX  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Belarbi, Abdeldjelil

  • Start Date: 20130801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180515
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38348

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547850
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 12-97
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2014 1:00AM