Development of a Simplified Analysis for Corroded Steel Beam Ends

Leaking deck joints can subject steel beams to accelerated corrosion from excessive accumulation of moisture and chlorides in a localized area. These joints are typically located near the beam ends at the bearing areas, which is a critical area where the reaction forces of bridge girders are transferred to the bearings and subsequently the bridge foundation. There are few guidelines given to assess the capacity of beams with section loss, particularly in bearing locations. This research will address this need by investigating the load carrying capacity of members with varying amounts of localized section loss at their bearing locations.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $302983
    • Contract Numbers:

      114324

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Managing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      208 Patton Hall
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hebdon, Matthew

      Provines, Jason

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01677981
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 114324
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 20 2018 8:54AM