Rapid Repair of Earthquake-Damaged Reinforced Concrete Bridges

The objective of this project is to develop guidelines for the transportation industry for rapidly repairing earthquake-damaged reinforced concrete bridge columns with different types and levels of damage. Recent studies in the technical literature on repair have demonstrated that different techniques can be a viable option for restoring the use of earthquake-damaged reinforced concrete (RC) bridge columns, even those columns that have been severely damaged. Furthermore, other studies have confirmed the feasibility of implementing certain repair techniques within a short timeframe, thereby making them suitable for the purpose of rapid repair. In order to design and implement the repair, the damage extent and type of damage must be quantified, and an appropriate repair method must be identified. The guidelines developed in this project will help identify appropriate repair systems corresponding to the damage observed. The guidelines produced will enable bridge engineers and inspectors to make rapid, effective, and cost-beneficial decisions regarding post-earthquake repair of bridge columns, which are critical to the transportation industry.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $130381
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747107

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Project Managers:

      Harper, Jennifer

    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

      Department of Engineering
      202 University Center
      Rolla, MO    65409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sneed, Lesley

    • Start Date: 20170801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181204
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01665927
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 11 2018 2:09PM