Improving the Long-Term Performance of Bridge Decks through Full-Scale Accelerated Testing

The primary goal of this proposal is to leverage the testing being conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) within the BEAST lab to develop a better understanding of the demands for which bridge decks are exposed to in service. The hope is that this work will ultimately contribute to improved design/material/construction approaches to produce more durable bridge decks. The intended outcome of the project is to determine the role of temperature gradients on structural response and deck stress. This knowledge will provide more accurate estimation of deck demands and ensure that new designs properly account for temperature effects thereby resulting in more durable bridge decks that are less prone to cracking. Results of this research will be presented to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for possible revision of bridge design specification. Results will also be made available to state departments of transportation (DOTs) for incorporation into their design methodologies.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $84000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847102

    CAIT-UTC-REG36

  • 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:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Alampalli, S

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

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

    Moon, Franklin

    Braley, John

  • Start Date: 20200401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01749478
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG36
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2020 5:08PM