2292 Innovative Multi-Hazard Resistant Bridge Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and state departments of transportation (DOTs) are actively promoting accelerated bridge construction (ABC) to minimize construction costs and time and to enhance work-zone safety. While several techniques are available to accelerate bridge superstructures, limited techniques are available to accelerate bridge substructures. This proposal focuses on accelerating substructure construction using an innovative multi-hazard resistant bridge column. The column consists of a concrete core sandwiched between an outer fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) tube and an inner steel tube. Both tubes will act as stay-in-place forms and confine the concrete core. The inner steel tube will be embedded into the footing and will provide flexural and shear reinforcement. The outer FRP tube will protect the concrete and steel materials from corrosion and will provide flexural and shear reinforcement. Both high-strength self-consolidating concrete (SCC) and ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) will be investigated for potential use as the concrete core material.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $204,000
    • Contract Numbers:

      2292

      SPRY-0010(088)RS

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Project Managers:

      Hook, Gary

      Peters, Walt

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Oklahoma, Norman

      School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
      202 West Boyd Street, Room 334
      Norman, OK  United States  73019
    • Principal Investigators:

      Volz, Jeffery

      Floyd, Royce

    • Start Date: 20211001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01830015
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oklahoma Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2292, SPRY-0010(088)RS
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 14 2021 11:57AM