PRECAST BRIDGE DECK STUDY

TESTS TO FAILURE WERE PERFORMED ON ONE, TWO, AND FIVE TYPICAL SLAB ELEMENTS FROM WHICH PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS MAY BE ASSEMBLED. THESE TESTS WERE PERFORMED TO ASCERTAIN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF UNGROUTED TONGUE AND GROOVE JOINTS FOR LATERAL LOAD TRANSFER. EACH PRECAST ELEMENT WAS 4'0" WIDE BY 19'0" LONG (CLEAR SPAN 18'0"). WHERE THE TEST INVOLVED TWO OR MORE PRECAST ELEMENTS, THESE ELEMENTS WERE FASTENED TOGETHER WITH FOUR 7/8 INCH ROUND A 36 STEEL BARS WITH INITIAL TENSILE STRESS OF 20,000 PSI. SLAB DETAILS ARE SHOWN ON LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS STANDARD PLANS PSS-90-28-20. THE ASSEMBLED DECKS ARE DESIGNED FOR HS20-44 LOADING. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No 69-6ST (B)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University and Agriculture & Mechanical College, Baton Rouge

    Engineering Research Bulletin
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70803

    Louisiana Department of Highways

    P.O. Box 44245, Capitol Station
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70804

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Turner, H T
    • Mckee, D C
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Pagination: 363 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1973 12:00AM