CT Girder Web Capacity and Design for Shear (3.17)

Recent and ongoing research has highlighted the need to better understand and quantify web shear capacity as well as the shortcomings of current design methodologies for fiber-reinforced polymer tub girders (CT girders). This project will directly address these issues by increasing the efficiency and simplifying design of this new bridge technology through the creation and documentation of rigorous yet tractable methods for web shear design while optimizing the use of relatively costly composite materials. This research project will employ field testing as well as finite-element analysis, includes direct collaboration with an industrial partner who produces the CT girders, and will complement the ongoing development of a CT girder design guide that is funded by the MaineDOT.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $327410
    • Contract Numbers:

      none provided

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Maine Department of Transportation

      Research Division, Child Street, 16 State House Station
      Augusta, ME  United States  04333-0016

      AIT Bridges

      55 Baker Blvd
      Suite 205
      Brewer, Maine  United States  04412

      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

      Maine Department of Transportation

      Research Division, Child Street, 16 State House Station
      Augusta, ME  United States  04333-0016
    • 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

      Maine Department of Transportation

      Research Division, Child Street, 16 State House Station
      Augusta, ME  United States  04333-0016
    • Principal Investigators:

      Davids, Bill

    • Start Date: 20220601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01851443
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
    • Contract Numbers: none provided
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 15 2022 3:20PM