Design and Performance Verification of a Bridge Column/Footing/Pile System for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)

With the goal of producing dependable and cost-effective bridge substructure systems for ABC, the objectives of the proposed project are to: (1) Identify the various ABC foundation connection details in existing literature, assess their merits and deficiencies and identify the best practices suitable for field implementation; (2) Develop column-to-pile cap/foundation connection details that can be implemented economically and effectively using ABC methodologies; (3) Validate the performance of the proposed connection details through laboratory tests; (4) Validate the system performance analytically through consideration of soil and foundation interaction; and (5) Formulate design guidelines and details based on the test results and relevant literature, and develop a design guide with examples. The objectives and scope of the proposed project will be achieved through eight tasks: Task 1: Literature Review; Task 2: Identification of Prototype Bridge and Analytical models; Task 3: Design of column-to-pile cap connections; Task 4: Laboratory testing of connections; Task 5: Outdoor large-scale full-system testing; Task 6: Validation and modification of analytical models using experimental data; Task 7: Development of material for field implementation; and Task 8: Dissemination of project results.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $184956
    • Contract Numbers:

      Addendum 495

      ISU Proposal 127211

      TR-673

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Project Managers:

      Abu-Hawash, Ahmad

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sritharan, Sri

    • Start Date: 20140601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01656426
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Addendum 495, ISU Proposal 127211, TR-673
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 12 2018 12:10PM