Validation and Refinement of a Novel Deicing System for Stay Cables

The goal of this research project is to validate and provide a basis to improve and refine a novel de-icing system for stay-cables. This autonomous de-icing system shows significant potential to cost-effectively remove ice build-up without damaging the protective system of the underlying stay-cable. However, currently there is no means to validate the operation and effectiveness of the system to both provide owners confidence to permit deployment, and provide a means to refine and improve the system itself. This lack of validation represents the key barrier to the widespread adoption and implementation of this system to existing and new cable-stay bridges throughout the U.S. By undertaking this one-year project, CAIT will fill this need through the use of the unique capabilities of the Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing (BEAST) Laboratory. In particular, this lab will be used to recreate the operational conditions under which the novel de-icing system will be expected to operate. Once the performance of the system has been established, any identified deficiencies will be noted and recommendations provided for their mitigation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $ 222248
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC28

    CAIT-UTC-NC55

  • 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

    American Bridge Company

    1000 American Bridge Way
    Coraopolis, PA  United States  15108
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Carney, Carson

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Moon, Franklin

  • Start Date: 20180701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677594
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC55
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2018 11:15AM