The Implementation of Full Depth UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels Final Report May 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Work Completed In Phase 1
- Work Completed In Phase 2
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Appendix: Plans for Little Cedar Creek Bridge, Wapello County, IA
|Table 1.||Structural test protocols and sequence.|
|Table 2.||Sand patch test results.|
|Table 3.||Skid resistance test results.|
|Table 4.||User costs for the demonstration bridge and the CIP bridge.|
|Table 5.||LCCA summary: demonstration bridge.|
|Table 6.||LCCA summary: CIP bridge|
|AASHTO||American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials|
|BPN||British Pendulum Number|
|BPT||British Pendulum Tester|
|DOT||Department of Transportation|
|EDC||Every Day Counts|
|FHWA||Federal Highway Administration|
|LCCA||Life Cycle Cost Analysis|
|LRFD||Load Cycle Cost Analysis|
|PPE||Personal Protective Equipment|
|SRV||Skid Resistance Value|
|TRRL||Transport and Road Research Laboratory|
|UHPC||Ultra High Performance Concrete|
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1. Report No.
|2. Government Accession No.||3. Recipient's Catalog No.|
|4. Title and Subtitle
The Implementation of Full Depth UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels: Final Report
|5. Report Date
|6. Performing Organization Code|
|8. Performing Organization Report No.|
|9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Coreslab Structures (Omaha), Inc.
802 Allied Rd.
Bellevue, NE 68123
|10. Work Unit No.(TRAIS)|
|11. Contract or Grant No.
|12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Office of Infrastructure
Federal Highway Administration
Highways for LIFE Program â€“ HIHL-1
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Report, 6/15/2009 â€“ 1/31/2013
|14. Sponsoring Agency Code|
|15. Supplementary Notes
In the U.S. today, there are over 160,000 bridges that are structurally deficient or obsolete, and more than 3,000 new bridges are added each year. Federal, State, and municipal bridge engineers are seeking new ways to build better bridges, reduce travel times, and improve repair techniques, thereby reducing maintenance. Additionally, owners are challenged with replacing critical bridge components, particularly bridge decks, during limited or overnight road closure periods.
State and Federal agencies are gaining significant interest in using full depth ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) waffle deck panels as a possible solution to these challenges. The first implementation of UHPC deck panels on a U.S. roadway was made possible through a grant from the Federal Highway Administrationâ€™s Highways for LIFE program. The objective of this research is to confirm that this system is a viable solution to the problems encountered by design engineers. It is hoped that the full depth UHPC bridge deck system will revolutionize the way bridges are designed in North America.
This project was divided into two phases. Phase 1 included the design and testing of a mock-up bridge section for verifying design assumptions, as well as for evaluating the feasibility of manufacturing and installing the deck elements. Phase 2 consisted of the construction of a full scale two-lane bridge on a secondary road in Wapello County, Iowa, using prestressed concrete girders and 14 UHPC deck panels.
|17. Key Words
UHPC, Waffle Slab, Bridge Deck, Highways for LIFE
|18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
|19. Security Classif. (of this page)
20. No. of Pages
|21. No. of Pages
|APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS TO SI UNITS||APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS FROM SI UNITS|
|Symbol||When You Know||Multiply By||To Find||Symbol||Symbol||When You Know||Multiply By||To Find||Symbol|
|in2||square inches||645.2||square millimeters||mm2||mm2||square millimeters||0.0016||square inches||in2|
|ft2||square feet||0.093||square meters||m2||m2||square meters||10.764||square feet||ft2|
|yd2||square yards||0.836||square meters||m2||m2||square meters||1.195||square yards||yd2|
|mi2||square miles||2.59||square kilometers||km2||km2||square kilometers||0.386||square miles||mi2|
|fl oz||fluid ounces||29.57||milliliters||ml||mL||milliliters||0.034||fluid ounces||fl oz|
|ft3||cubic feet||0.028||cubic meters||m3||m3||cubic meters||35.314||cubic feet||ft3|
|yd3||cubic yards||0.765||cubic meters||m3||m3||cubic meters||1.307||cubic yard||yd3|
|NOTE: Volumes greater than 1000 l shall be shown in m3|
|0.907||megagrams||Mg||Mg (or "t")||megagrams
(or "metric ton")
|1.103||short tons (2000 lb)||T|
|TEMPERATURE (exact degrees)||TEMPERATURE (exact degrees)|
|°F||Fahrenheit||5(F–32)/9 or (F–32)/1.8||Celcius||°C||°C||Celsius||1.8C +32||Fahrenheit||°F|
|FORCE and PRESSURE or STRESS||FORCE and PRESSURE or STRESS|
|lbf/in2||pound per square inch||6.89||kilopascals||kPa||kPa||kilopascals||0.145||poundforce per square inch||lbf/in2|