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Full Scale Bridge Cable Tests

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-05-0004
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2005
End Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Structures
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Design; Roads and Bridges--Major Projects; Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms: 
Aerodynamic; Stability; Bridge Cables; Bridges; Infrastructure; Long Span Bridges; Research; Testing
FHWA Discipline: 
Design, Environment, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Design, Environment

Contact Information

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

Project Details

Project Description: 

Several new cable-stayed structures currently under construction with new mitigation features or different deployment details will be selected as candidate test sites. Forced vibration tests will be performed on a representative sample of stay cables to establish their dynamic properties at various stages of construction.

Goals 

The objective of this project will be to perform forced vibration tests on the stay cables of new bridges to establish their dynamic properties before and after installation of grout, cross ties, dampers, etc. 

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Research Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable will consist of one or several research reports, as appropriate, to document testing and structural performance at each bridge site. For bridges where special mitigation features are deployed, the effectiveness of the feature or its impact.
Deliverable Name: 
Data Archives
Deliverable Type: 
Data
Deliverable Description: 
All data will be collected, organized, and archived for use in other related projects as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation measures.