Protecting Critical Civil Infrastructure Against Impact from Commercial Vehicles – Phase II

Bridge pier columns are critical load carrying elements and are often positioned in a fashion where it is neither possible nor economically feasible to place protective devices around them. Recent research indicates that standard AASHTO design impact loads are non-conservative for heavy vehicles and high speeds. Pier columns could be under-designed for commercial vehicle impacts and additional events that could occur, such as blast. This project will work to develop criterion that improve bridge pier column resiliency in the event of an impact that is combined an additional event.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $238568
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747107

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Mid-America Transportation Center

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

    Mid-America Transportation Center

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

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    College of Engineering and Technology
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68503
  • Principal Investigators:

    Linzell, Daniel

    Kim, Yong-Rak

    Wittich, Christine

    Eun, Jongwan

  • Start Date: 20190227
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: 91994-33

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692418
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 7 2019 3:56PM