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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0003
Project Name:   Connections for Modular Concrete Bridge Components
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  January 1, 2010
End Date:  March 31, 2015
Contact Information
Last Name:  Graybeal
First Name:  Benjamin A (Ben)
Telephone:  202-493-3122
E-mail:  benjamin.graybeal@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team [HRDI-40]
Program:   Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment
Laboratory:   Structures Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   Development and testing of optimal connection details to facilitate the use of modular prefabricated concrete components in bridge construction.
Goals:   Evaluate performance common and novel deck-level connection details under severe structural loadings in order to provide guidance to owners deploying Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) technology.
Product Type:   Article
Test Methodology:   Full-scale physical testing of structural system in combination with analysis and recommendations.
Expected Benefits:   Guidance on the design and performance of innovative deck-level connections for prefabricated bridge deck systems.
Deliverables: Name: Performance of Deck-Level Connections Between Precast Concrete Components – Concept and Early Results
Product Type(s): Article
Description: Peer-reviewed conference proceeding paper published in the proceedings of the 2012 PCI National Bridge Conference. Citation:Marcu, S., Greene, G., and Graybeal, B., “Performance of Deck-Level Connections Between Precast Concrete Components – Concept and Early Results,” Proc., PCI National Bridge Conference, October 2012, Nashville, Tennessee, 11 pp.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management
TRT Terms:   Concrete Structures
Infrastructure
Bridges
Research
High Performance Concrete
Bridge Construction
FHWA Disciplines:   Construction and Project Management
Design
Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
Materials
Research

 

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