Impact of Construction Loads on Steel Diaphragm Bridge Design

The objectives of this research are: (1) To understand the loads on steel diaphragm bridges during the construction process through visual observation of bridge construction. (2) To measure the effect of construction loads on steel diaphragm bridges during construction via sensors. (3) To quantify the construction loads on the structure using the observations and measured data combined with computational and analytical models. (4) To draft recommended practices (e.g., construction loads) for Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) steel diaphragm design. (5) To recommend a standardized GDOT steel diaphragm designs based on the appropriate loading conditions, span lengths and beam types.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $98500
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Georgia Department of Transportation

      One Georgia Center
      600 West Peachtree Street, NW
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
    • Project Managers:

      Kamatkar, Supriya

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgia Tech Research Corporation

      505 Tenth Street
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0420
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stewart, Lauren

    • Start Date: 20180925
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200625
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210925

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01702257
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 19 2019 1:35PM