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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-03-0005
Project Name: Curved Steel Bridge Research Project
Status: Completed
Last Name:Beshah
First Name:Fassil B
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:Experimental testing of full-scaled horizontally curved steel highway bridges.
Laboratories: Structures Laboratory
Start Date: January 1, 2003
End Date: May 30, 2014
Goals:Develop the information necessary to update the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' specifications for horizontally curved girder design.
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.
Product Type(s): Research report
Keywords: Steel Bridges
Bridge Design
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures