Rapid construction of concrete bridge deck using prefabricated FRP reinforcement

Fabio Matta, Antonio Nanni, Thomas E. Ringelstetter, Lawrence C. Bank

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Abstract

The development of durable structural systems for accelerated bridge construction is key to reducing the economic and social costs associated with replacement operations on a large scale. This paper reports on the field application of stay-in-place reinforcing panels, entirely made of glass fiber reinforced polymer components and specifically developed for the rapid construction of concrete bridge decks. The salient features of the system are illustrated, along with significant research and development outcomes. The five-day construction of the cast-in-place deck and open-post rail of Bridge 14802301 in Greene County, MO, is documented, and the major outcomes outlined. The project demonstrates how lightweight and noncorrosive FRP reinforcement is a practical alternative to steel, with the potential of versatile structural forms that add relevant constructibility and economic advantages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComposites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006
EditorsAmir Mirmiran, Antonio Nanni
PublisherInternational Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Pages151-154
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0615135862, 9780615135861
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006 - Miami, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2006Dec 15 2006

Publication series

NameComposites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami
Period12/13/0612/15/06

Keywords

  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Bridge Deck
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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