Evaluation of Spatial and Temporal Load Distribution in Steel Bridge Superstructures

The objective of this research is to improve understanding of three-dimensional load distribution, including time variation, in steel girder bridges through field monitoring and numerical modeling. The project will provide new knowledge about sources of girder stress that will inform future design procedures and improve safety and economy in Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT's) bridges.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $600000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Fahnestock, Larry

      LaFave, James

    • Start Date: 20180701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20251231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713589
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-194
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 11:50AM