Evaluation of Reserve Shear Capacity of Bridge Pier Caps Using the Deep Beam Theory

The increase in traffic and transported freight over the past decade has significantly increased the loading on bridge structures. Ohio is the fifth-ranked state in the highest number of deficient bridges, and the cost to replace all structurally-deficient bridges and rehabilitate the most urgent two-thirds is approximately $3.6 billion dollars. Such a prohibitive cost requires Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to use accurate analysis methods to correctly identify the overloaded bridges. The goal of this student study is to develop a practical but accurate analysis methodology that ODOT can employ when load rating pier caps which were found to be overloaded using the slender beam theory.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $37418
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Ohio Department of Transportation

      Research Program
      1980 West Broad Street
      Columbus, OH  United States  43223
    • Project Managers:

      Lucas, Michelle

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Toledo, Ohio

      2801 West Bancroft Street
      Toledo, OH  United States  43606-3390
    • Start Date: 20170828
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01645976
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 30269
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 13 2017 9:54AM