Resilient and Rapid Repair Measures for Seismically Vulnerable Bridges

This research aims to develop, design, and validate a practical post-earthquake repair methodology that can be rapidly implemented and that incorporates low damage earthquake resilience of the repaired bent when subjected to future shaking. The effectiveness of existing repair methods will be reviewed whilst considering rapid installation and the susceptibility of the repair to future earthquake damage. These will be contrasted to the proposed concept that utilizes the external collar with ductile fuses. The low damage target for the proposed repair is the ability of the repaired bent to achieve operational performance levels by rapid replacement of the ductile fuses and by ensuring the remainder of the bent remains essentially elastic. In order to evaluate the proposed repair method, damaged components of a typical bent will be repaired and tested in the laboratory.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 816

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Mabey, Matthew

    • Performing Organizations:

      Portland State University

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Engineering Bldg, 301D, 1930 SW 4th Ave.
      Portland, OR  United States  97201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dusicka, Peter

    • Start Date: 20170918
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200828
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01658872
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 816
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 1 2018 6:50PM