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Research and Development (R&D) Project Sites

Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-03-0005
Project Name:   Curved Steel Bridge Research Project
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  January 1, 2003
End Date:  May 30, 2014
Contact Information
Last Name:  Beshah
First Name:  Fassil B
Telephone:  202-493-3041
E-mail:  fassil.beshah@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team [HRDI-40]
Program:   Steel Bridge Testing
Laboratory:   Structures Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   Experimental testing of full-scaled horizontally curved steel highway bridges.
Goals:   Develop the information necessary to update the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' specifications for horizontally curved girder design.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Experimental and analytical study.
Other Information:   Starting in the mid-1990s, the Curved Steel Bridge Research Project was conducted over approximately 10 years at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Structures Laboratory with significant contract support from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The results of the study have already been incorporated into the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Load and Resistance Factor Design Bridge Design Specifications. Finalizing the very large suite of research reports and documentation that was initially delayed due to staffing changes and other issues is now occurring. These reports will be made available via the National Technical Information Service at the beginning of 2011.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is improved understanding of the behavior of Curved Bridge behavior.
Deliverables: Name:
Product Type(s): Research report
Description:
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Asset Management
TRT Terms:   Steel Bridges
Bridge Design
Infrastructure
Bridges
Research
Roads
Structures
Design
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Design
Construction and Project Management
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures

 

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