Bridge Rail Design Procedures

This study will focus on adjusting bridge rail design procedures to conform with the recently revised crash testing guidelines, MASH. This study will attempt to develop a better method for using dynamic impact loads to design bridge rail and cantilever deck systems. The new procedures will eliminate the problems associated with the use of dynamic forces in quasi-static design methods that currently produce oversized bridge railings and excessive deck thicknesses when accurate peak dynamic loads are used in the existing design method.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


    NCTSPM 2013-046

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Boulevard
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130-3050
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    1075 13th Street South
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sicking, Dean

    Uddin, Nassim

  • Start Date: 20131101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150101
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36311

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640904
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC12, NCTSPM 2013-046
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 1:00AM