Dynamic Evaluation and Design of Prefabricated Concrete Bridge Rails

The scope of work outlined below, builds upon the results of the Accelerated Bridge Construction-University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) research project completed in Phase I. Tasks include: Task 1: Review of ABC-UTC Project (Phase I) and move forward with details for Two Precast Barrier Concepts for Dynamic Evaluation and Development of Design Methodology; Task 2: Conduct Numerical Modeling and LS-DYNA Simulation using Phase-I data; Task 3: Perform Impact Load Investigation on Two Prototype Designs; Task 4: Refine of Designs based on outcomes of from Task 3; Task 5: Perform Full-Scale Crash Tests on a Concrete Barrier-Deck Subassembly for Loads Corresponding to TL-4 and TL-5; Task 6: Calibrate Numerical Models; Task 7: Complete Parametric Study and Design Optimization; Task 8: Development Design, Construction and Implementation Guidelines; and Task 9: Conduct Life-Cycle Performance and Cost Analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 617

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Abu-Hawash, Ahmad

  • Principal Investigators:

    Sritharan, Sri

  • Start Date: 20170615
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645862
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 617
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2017 4:03PM