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Research Activities: 2004
Development and Field Testing of an FRP Composite Bridge Decks Comprising of Guard Rail System for Bridge 1480230, Greene County, Mo
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A PhD student.
The objectives of the project can be summarized as follows:
The objective of the rehabilitation program of Bridge 1480230 in Springfield, MO in Greene County is to remove the 15 Ton load posting that has been imposed on it. An inspection of the bridge revealed a severely damaged deck in need to be replaced. The structural analysis has demonstrated deficiency in the steel girders as well as possible deficiencies in bents and piers. The rehabilitation plan will consist in the following steps:
The project will include a field and laboratory investigations necessary to validate the assumptions to be made for design of the rehabilitation.
To implement FRP composite technologies in the rehabilitation of existing bridges.
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Technology Transfer Activities
To assist in technology transfer, the project deliverables include a final technical report and technical papers. In addition tech transfer days will be organized at UMR, at the local office of the County and a regionally.
Transportation Research Board Keywords
FRP decks, Fiber reinforced polymer, fiber optics, wireless network, in-situ load testing, deck replacement, guard rail system, crush test and pendulum test.