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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0003
Project Name: Connections for Modular Concrete Bridge Components
Status: Active
Last Name:Graybeal
First Name:Benjamin A (Ben)
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:Development and testing of optimal connection details to facilitate the use of modular prefabricated concrete components in bridge construction.
Laboratories: Structures Laboratory
Concrete Laboratory
Start Date: January 1, 2010
End Date: December 31, 2014
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.
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.
Keywords: Concrete Structures
High Performance Concrete
Bridge Construction
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures