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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
TRT Terms: 
Aerodynamic; Stability; Bridge Cables; Bridges; Infrastructure; Long Span Bridges; Research; Testing
FHWA Discipline: 
Design, Environment, Structures
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