Residual Capacity of Impacted Bridge Piers

This project seeks to experimentally determine a predictive methodology for calculating capacity reduction values for vehicular impacted bridge piers. To accomplish this goal, the following more specific objectives have been identified: (1) Identify the damage levels of circular reinforced concrete bridge piers subject to varying levels of impact as a function of concrete compressive strength, reinforcing levels, and impact levels; (2) Determine residual axial loading capacities of circular reinforced concrete bridge piers damaged due to impact; and (3) Determine resistance reduction factors as a function of vehicular impact and pier design parameters that can be used in multi-hazard risk analysis. The results of this study will be shared with the design community and it is expected that the knowledge gained from the testing of the bridge piers will lead to improved, robust design of new columns capable of withstanding sequential multi-hazard loading thus improving safety.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $230,878
  • Contract Numbers:



  • 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:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
  • Project Managers:

    Arnell, Rhett

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Utah State University, Logan

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    Logan, UT  United States  84332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sorensen, Andrew

    Halling, Marv

  • Start Date: 20171215
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677589
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC52
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2018 3:13PM