publication . Other literature type . 2009

Laboratory Testing of Precast Bridge Beck Panel Transverse Connections for Use in Accelerated Bridge Construction

Porter, Scott D.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2009
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Precast concrete bridge deck panels have been used for decades to accelerate bridge construction. Cracking of the transverse connection between panels is a common problem that can damage deck overlays and cause connection leaking leading to corrosion of lower bridge elements. To better understand the behavior of bridge deck transverse female-to-female connections, shear and moment lab testing were performed at Utah State University for the Utah Department of Transportation. Two existing UDOT connections were tested, a welded stud connection and a post tensioned connection. A variation of the welded connection using rebar was also tested. In addition, two new cur...
free text keywords: ABC, Bridge, Connection, Deck Panel, Transverse, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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