A summary is presented on the deployment over the past eighteen years of high performance materials in a number of bridges in Kentucky. The field applications range from: (1) a bridge deck in 1997 that is partially reinforced with glass FRP (GFRP) rebars; (2) a spread box prestressed concrete beam bridge constructed in 2001 and having a concrete deck reinforced entirely with 10 mm diameter carbon FRP rebars; (3) a three span prestressed concrete bridge retrofitted for shear using carbon fabric in 2001; (4) a four span reinforced concrete bridge slab on girder retrofitted for flexure using CFRP laminates in 2004 ; (5) repair of reinforced concrete bridge pedestals using carbon fabric in 2006; (6) a retrofit of the ends of prestressed concrete I-beams using carbon fabric; (7) retrofit of two multi-span bridges using high strength steel wire fabric in 2007; (8) retrofit of bridge piers and beams using 3-D carbon fabric since 2010, and (9) retrofit of bridge piers and beams using CFRP Rod Panels (CRP) since 2011. A discussion of the lessons learned along with recommendations will also be presented.
|Title of host publication||Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016|
|Editors||Jaap Bakker, Dan M. Frangopol, Klaas van Breugel|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2017|
|Event||5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016 - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: Oct 16 2016 → Oct 20 2016
|Name||Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016|
|Conference||5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016|
|Period||10/16/16 → 10/20/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The work reported in this article is a summary of research conducted at the University of Kentucky on numerous research projects. The work was conducted by visiting professors, graduate and undergraduate students, staff members from the Kentucky Transportation Center, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The projects were funded by the US Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality