Extending the life of bridges

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEmphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016
EditorsJaap Bakker, Dan M. Frangopol, Klaas van Breugel
Pages2289-2296
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 16 2016Oct 20 2016

Publication series

NameLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period10/16/1610/20/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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