Cost-effective Bridge Decks for Improved Durability and Extended Service Life

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop cost-effective standard open rib SOBD demonstrating similar performance as CRD. The new design specifications for open rib SOBD to be developed in this study are expected to be incorporated into the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Bridge Design Specifications. Additional companion design guide for implementation of small and medium span bridges will be developed as AASHTO/NSBA Collaboration document. The research findings and standardization could be adopted by steel bridge fabricators for streamlining production, economizing fabrication, and competitive advantage. The research could lead to the development of a catalog of standard open rib SOBD that would further promote implementation of these decks for short and medium span highway bridges.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847102

    CAIT-UTC-REG28

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    American Institute of Steel Construction, AASHTO/NSBA Collaboration

    1915 Old Philadelphia Pike
    Lancaster, PA  United States  17602
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Medlock, Ronald

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Roy, Sougata

  • Start Date: 20191201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01727541
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG28
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 10 2020 3:22PM