Static testing on FRP bridge deck panels

Issam Harik, P. Alagusundaramoorthy, Robin Siddiqui, Roberto Lopez-Anido, Steve Morton, Piyush Dutta, Bahram Shahrooz

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Experimental investigations are carried out on pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) deck panels under a three-point bending test. A rectangular patch load, which represents the AASHTO standard HS25 truck wheel load, is applied at the center of each panel. The depth and breadth of all panels are 8 in and 36 in, respectively. The span lengths of the panels are 86 in, 120 in and 144 in. The in-plane deformations and out-of-plane deflections are measured using strain gauges and linear variable deflection transducers (LVDT). The measured deflections of the panels under service load are compared with allowable deflection limits. The response of the panels under cyclic loading, the load at failure, and the deformability and mode of failure are reported. It is found that the pultruded FRP deck panels satisfy the allowable deflection criteria, and the factor of safety against collapse is greater than 5 for all panels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)II/-
JournalInternational SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 44th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition 'Envolving and Revolutionary Technologies for the New Millennium', SAMPE '99 - Long Beach, CA, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 27 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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