Develop Strong and Serviceable Details for Precast, Prestressed Concrete Bent Cap Standards That Can Be Implemented on Everyday Bridge Construction Projects

This project will enable TxDOT to use pre-tensioned, precast bent cap through a comprehensive investigation that will include literature search, review of design considerations, numerical modeling, and experimental verification. The specific objectives are to: (1) develop strong and serviceable details for precast, pretensioned concrete bent cap standards that can be implemented in the TxDOT Bridge Standard; (2) develop serviceable details for the overhang portion of the bent cap where the longitudinal prestressing force is less likely to be fully effective, and; (3) evaluate the use of interior voids to reduce precast unit weight and enhance constructability.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Birely, Anna

  • Start Date: 20150127
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39141

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01568871
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6863
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2015 1:01AM