Extending Application of Simple for Dead and Continuous for Live Load Steel Bridge System to ABC Applications in Seismic Regions

The steel bridge system referred to as Simple for Dead load and Continuous for Live load (SDCL) has gained popularity in non-seismic areas of the country. Accordingly, it results in many advantages including enhanced service life and lower inspection and maintenance costs as compared to conventional steel systems. To-date, no research studies have been carried out to evaluate the behavior of the SDCL steel bridge system in high seismic areas. The main objective of this research is to extend the application of SDCL to high seismic areas. This project is Phase I of an envisioned effort that will culminate in the development of a set of details and associated design provisions to develop a version of the SDCL steel bridge system, suitable for high seismic application.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Managing Organizations:

    Florida International University

    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Room 3602
    Miami, FL  United States  33172
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yakel, Aaron

  • Start Date: 20140501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161001
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590769
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2016 7:08AM