Self-Centering Bridge Bent for Accelerated Bridge Construction in Seismic Regions

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) has been practiced in many parts of the country; however, in high seismic regions the challenge of providing ductile connections between columns and footings and columns and pier-caps is a topic of research currently still in progress. All similar research carried out so far on post-tensioned columns has considered a single bridge column. The proposed research considers a two-column bent with scaled dimensions representing an actual bridge bent that has been built in the state of Utah. Moreover, the debonding of the steel bars is an innovative feature that is expected to improve displacement ductility of the bridge bent.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $222835
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pantelides, Chris

  • Start Date: 20171115
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210823
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-545

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01651463
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 24 2017 1:14PM