Inspection and QA/QC for ABC Projects

Inspection and QA/QC for ABC Projects

The application of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques has significantly increased in recent history as familiarity and confidence in the construction methods have grown. While the main benefit of ABC projects is a reduction in closure times and associated user costs, an added benefit is the increased quality of prefabricated bridge elements. However, these elements can only perform as expected if the quality and performance of the cast-in-place, field constructed joints/connections are of the same caliber. There is a general lack of existing research and knowledge regarding inspection of joint quality and performance prior to opening to traffic, despite the critical importance of these bridge elements. The proposed project will evaluate the capabilities of existing nondestructive testing technologies that could be used for inspection and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) purposes. The applicability of these technologies could then be considered for ABC purposes, such as the determination of bond and joint strength between pre-formed deck panels and the cast-in-place joint strips. The applications to be explored will be based upon the literature review findings and the limitations associated with each method.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTR13-G-UTC41

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Azizinamini, Atorod

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Principal Investigators:

    Freeseman, Katelyn

    Phares, Brent

  • Start Date: 20170601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190531
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01711277
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Contract Numbers: DTR13-G-UTC41
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2018 10:38AM