Testing of fiberglass composite bridge deck panels

I. Harik, P. Alagusundaramoorthy, R. Siddiqui, R. Lopez-Anido, S. Morton, P. Dutta, B. Shahrooz

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Abstract

Experimental investigations are carried out on fiberglass composite bridge 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 breadth of all panels is 36 in. The depths of the panels are 8.5 in, 9 in, and 9.5in. 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 gages 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 fiberglass composite deck panels satisfy the allowable deflection criteria, and the factor of safety against collapse is greater than 6.5 for all panels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoundary Element Technology XIII. Proceedings of the 1999 Thirteenth International Conference on Boundary Element Technology, BETECH '99
EditorsC S Chen, C A Brebbia, D W Pepper, I Harik, CS Chen, CA Brebbia, DW Pepper, I Harik
Pages663-672
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Thirteenth International Conference on Boundary Element Technology, BETECH '99 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jun 1 1999Jun 1 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 Thirteenth International Conference on Boundary Element Technology, BETECH '99
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period6/1/996/1/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)
  • Engineering (all)
  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Materials Science (all)

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