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Research Activities: 2004
Stay-in-place (SIP) formwork for rapid construction of corrosion-free concrete bridge decks
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The objective of this project is the development of pultruded Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) panels as stay-in-place (SIP) formwork and internal reinforcement for the rapid construction of corrosion-free concrete bridge decks.
The impact of economic and social costs typically associated with bridge replacement presents the need to develop structural systems that can be rapidly installed, in addition to providing adequate durability under harsh environmental and loading conditions. This research project deals with the development of large-scale, pultruded Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) panels as stay-in-place (SIP) formwork and internal reinforcement for the rapid construction of corrosion-free concrete bridge decks. The technology will be implemented in a pilot field application in the U.S.
Rapid construction of bridge decks thanks to the implementation of FRP composite technologies.
Rapid Bridge Construction
Relationship to other Research/Projects
Development and Field Testing of an FRP Composite Bridge Decks Comprising of Guard Rail System for Bridge 1480230, Greene County, Mo
Technology Transfer Activities
To assist in technology transfer, the project deliverables include a final technical report and technical papers.
Transportation Research Board Keywords
FRP decks, Fiber reinforced polymer, deck replacement, stay in place forms.