Bridge Girder Alternatives for Extremely Aggressive Environments

The objective of this research is to identify or develop non-proprietary bridge girder design alternatives that utilize fiber reinforced polymer FRP or FRP components, rank the designs for viability, and further develop selected alternatives. The alternatives shall be designed for extremely aggressive environments. The alternatives should have the ability to be utilized on 30 ft. to 75 ft. bridge spans and should have a design methodology that can be utilized by any designer. The methodology shall encompass all design aspects which include global and local design, connection design between girder and deck, and bearing design. The girder, including connections, shall withstand all applicable American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) loading criteria. Each individual component of the girder shall have the ability to be manufactured by multiple Vendors/contractors and possibly multiple methodologies. The proposed girder must be adaptable to current bridge elements such as a concrete deck and elastomeric bearings. Emphasis on constructability/field installation shall be given a high priority. Lastly, consideration shall be given for maintenance accessibility, service life (75 years), and cost effectiveness.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $104604.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV22 977-01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Potter, William

    • Performing Organizations:

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114
    • Principal Investigators:

      Brown, Jeffrey

    • Start Date: 20150609
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20170131
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39783

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01566470
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV22 977-01
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 16 2015 1:00AM