RES2019-22: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soils for Bridge Approach Slab Support

Bridge approach slabs serve as transition structural elements from the flexible highway pavement to a bridge. They should offer a smooth comfortable transition for vehicles and motorists. However, motorists experience uncomfortable “bumps at the ends of the bridge” which causes an increase in maintenance costs, riders discomfort, damage to vehicles, and potentially public safety. This project addresses Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) urgent need to develop a cost-effective and practical design of bridge approach slabs.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2019-22

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Kniazewycz, Ted

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Alshibli, Khalid

  • Start Date: 20190501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771488
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-22
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 2021 5:46PM