Structures Research On-Call Services

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is a large state agency charged with management and maintenance a vast transportation system in Ohio. ODOT strives to execute its charge in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Frequently, ODOT encounters situations where low cost, short term research services are needed to meet immediate needs for system management and maintenance improvements. Some of the short term research needs may go unmet due to the immediacy of the need and the perceived long delay in navigating ODOT's research process. The objective of "Structures Research Services" is to establish an on-call contract with a research team possessing strong expertize in the field of structural engineering to conduct low cost, short term research in advance of identifying specific research needs. Specific research tasks will be determined as needs arise. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited, to the following: (1) Assist with forensic investigations when concerns are raised about a bridge; (2) Investigate physical properties and structural behavior on unique and special bridges to model and determine forces, capacities, failure, modes, etc.; (3) Investigate the loadings within critical gusset plates using a photo-elastic material to better understand how the loads transfer through the gusset plate; (4) Determine MSE wall long term stability and maintenance recommendations; and (5) Investigate concrete slab full depth cracking in continuous structures - causes and recommendations to alleviate cracking.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $374,859.28
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Ohio University, Athens

      Athens, OH  United States  45701
    • Project Managers:

      Keller, Tim

    • Principal Investigators:

      Steinberg, Eric

    • Start Date: 20150801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180601
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 40128

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01570693
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 27233, 135250
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 25 2015 1:00AM