It is described how present research will lead to highly corrossion resistant, fiber reinforced plastic composites for bridge construction by the turn of the century. Researchers at California State Unviersity have developed and tested cables and deck sections for strength and fatigue resistance. Ongoing research in composites includes work on deck connections at the Federal Highway Adminstration, Washington, D.C., and abrasion testing on a deck section retrofitted to an existing highway bridge in Los Angeles. A number of deck connections have also been developed. The detailed design of composite strutures that requre a 3-dimensional anaysis at the member level is discussed, as well as appropriate fiber reinforcements. Link-type cables that provide continuity between the end anchorage and the main load-carrying part of the cable are discussed. Fiber reinforced plastic decks, and modular compoite deck construction are described, as well as stress and deflection calculations.

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  • Accession Number: 00611165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM