A TALE OF TWO BRIDGES: RESEARCHERS STUDY THE POTENTIAL OF REINFORCING POLYMER TENDONS ON PRECAST CONCRETE

Carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) tendons offer significant potential for extending the longevity of precast concrete bridges while creating long-term cost savings. Achieving the full benefits of this solution requires users to understand the strengths offered by the new tendons and to make use of them in the field. This article describes a bridge construction project in which researchers and designers expect to learn much more about these factors by studying the first precast concrete bridge with CFRP tendons built alongside a conventional AASHTO I-girder bridge that uses a more traditional precast concrete design.

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  • Authors:
    • Shutt, C A
  • Publication Date: 2003-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 32-34
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2003 12:00AM