REHABILITATION OF STEEL BRIDGES WITH COMPOSITE MATERIALS

A feasibility investigation was conducted to evaluate the concept of rehabilitating steel highway bridges through the application of composite materials. The experimental program consisted of two parts; (1) a broad investigation of smaller full-scale steel rolled beams strengthened through various composite-reinforcement schemes, and (2) limited testing of large-scale corroded steel bridge members utilizing the scheme deemed most promising. The results suggest that the observed strength and stiffness increases due to the proper application of composite materials to steel members are significant. The prevention of premature failure of the composite-to-steel bond is of utmost concern.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 556-569

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 8487867790
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 1996 12:00AM