Effect of Superstructure Properties on Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration

This project endeavored to employ an extensive literature review, a study of bridges in the field, and a computational finite element model to synthesize a variety of issues that relate to "steel vs. concrete" girder properties in the deterioration of bridge decks. This project was conducted to help determine why decks supported on concrete girder perform better than similar decks supported on steel girders. Five key issues pertaining to the girder properties were explored, but they were evaluated and discussed for the most part, independent of one another, rendering any definite overall conclusions impossible (or at least irresponsible).

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering in the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Sanya Mackela
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PCA R&D Serial 2936
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2007 1:29PM