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Connections for Modular Concrete Bridge Components

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-10-0003
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
End Date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Structures
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management; Roads and Bridges--Design; Roads and Bridges--Structures; Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Concrete Structures; Infrastructure; Bridges; Research; High Performance Concrete; Bridge Construction
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Design, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Materials, Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Benjamin
Last Name: 
Graybeal
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3122
Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

Project Details

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.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Performance of Deck-Level Connections Between Precast Concrete Components – Concept and Early Results
Deliverable Type: 
Article
Deliverable 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.