Identify and Analyze Inundated Bridge Superstructures in High Velocity Flood Events

Bridges are designed to withstand flood and debris loads; however, it is reported that 53% of bridge failures in the U.S. are caused by hydraulic events, including floods, scour, debris and drifts. TxDOT's design policy requires shear keys in stream crossings based on a freeboard 100-year flood level. this design policy is not applicable to bridges with significant stream velocity and debris in 25-and 50-year floods.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $223743
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7068

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Glancy, Chris

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, Arlington

    Dept. of Civil Engineering
    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ahmari, Habib

  • Start Date: 20191021
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744112
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7068
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2020 5:24PM