CT Bridge Girder Sections with Precast Decks and FRP Girder-Deck Shear Connectors (3.16)

This project focuses on the assessment of the fiber-reinforced polymer tub girder (CT girder) with precast concrete decks and new, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) girder-deck shear connectors. This will extend the application of this new bridge technology by modularizing construction and the additional use of composite materials. The new FRP shear connectors, when used with FRP rebar for the deck reinforcing, will completely eliminate steel and therefore all corrosion in the bridge superstructure. The project will also include the fatigue testing of a full-scale girder, which has not been performed to-date. This research project will employ both large-scale and smaller-scale experiments, and includes direct collaboration with the industrial partner who has licensed and is marketing the CT girder.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $305057
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551847101

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University of Maine, Orono

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
      5717 Corbett Hall
      Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711
    • Managing Organizations:

      Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

      University of Maine
      Orono, ME  United States  04469

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Dunn, Denise

    • Performing Organizations:

      Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

      University of Maine
      Orono, ME  United States  04469

      University of Maine, Orono

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
      5717 Corbett Hall
      Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711
    • Principal Investigators:

      Davids, Bill

    • Start Date: 20211101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01851442
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 15 2022 3:18PM