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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Parametric Studies of Bridge Geometric Details and Their Aerodynamic Significance

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-06-0018
Project Abstract:

In Japan, many parametric, aerodynamic studies of various deck geometries and details have been conducted, and the information from such studies has been used heavily in the development of their Wind Design Guide for Long Span Bridges. In this country, there has been no such systematic study of geometry/details or cataloging of aerodynamic properties. While in the past some effort has been expended to conduct such activities in the Federal Highway Administration Aerodynamics Laboratory, it has been at a very low-level and progress has been slow. The intent of this project is to initiate a more aggressive program of parametric studies to investigate a variety of generic bridge geometries, actual bridge sections, and structural details.

Goals

The objectives of this research are to perform systematic parametric tests on a variety of bridge cross sections and catalog the aerodynamic properties for use by researchers and designers.

 

Research HUB ID:
7639
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$80,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
  • Aerodynamics Laboratory
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH61-07-D-01034
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Structures
FHWA Activity:
  • Long-Term Bridge Performance

Contact Information

First Name:
Benjamin
Middle Initial:
A
Last Name:
Graybeal
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3122
Email Address:
Team:
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-40

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead