This article is the first part of a paper presented at the 1977 Federally Coordinated Program of Research and Development Conference at Atlanta, Ga., during the review of Project 5L, "Safe Life Design for Bridges". The objectives of this new project are to refine and improve the existing fabrication and inspection techniques through the development of new instrumentation, develop guidelines for effective quality control, and improve the safety and performance of structures. This article includes a process description, Michigan's fabrication experience, problem areas, and some research results. The second part of the article which will appear in the June 1978 issue of Public Roads will include additional research results and research needs. /Authors/

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  • Accession Number: 00194523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM