Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

Prefabricated bridges elements and systems (PBES) are subjected to repeated truck loads while being exposed to weather conditions. Fatigue of the structural elements and corrosion of the reinforcement are the main reasons for bridge deterioration. This research investigates the fatigue strength of full-depth deck panels (FDDP) resting over steel cross-braced girders and reinforced with ribbed-surface, high-modulus (HM), glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. The precast FDDP has transverse panel-to-panel connection of angle-shape with female shear key, and panel-to-girder connection of V-shape, where both connections are filled with ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC). Two different fatigue loading were conducted to simulate the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC) truck loading, namely: constant amplitude fatigue (CAF) loading and variable amplitude fatigue (VAF) loading. The fatigue damage for all cycles is summed to obtain the cumulative fatigue damage (CFD) for the entire loading history. The reliability of the GFRP-reinforced precast FDDP subjected to high cycle fatigue is then evaluated based on load-cycle (P-N) damage accumulation approach. A simple life-span prediction model is proposed for the FDDP based on the CFD.


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STR-831: FATIGUE STRENGTH OF ANGLE-SHAPED TRANSVERSE CONNECTION FOR GFRP-REINFORCED PRECAST FULL-DEPTH DECK PANELS IN ACCELERATED BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

London

Prefabricated bridges elements and systems (PBES) are subjected to repeated truck loads while being exposed to weather conditions. Fatigue of the structural elements and corrosion of the reinforcement are the main reasons for bridge deterioration. This research investigates the fatigue strength of full-depth deck panels (FDDP) resting over steel cross-braced girders and reinforced with ribbed-surface, high-modulus (HM), glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. The precast FDDP has transverse panel-to-panel connection of angle-shape with female shear key, and panel-to-girder connection of V-shape, where both connections are filled with ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC). Two different fatigue loading were conducted to simulate the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC) truck loading, namely: constant amplitude fatigue (CAF) loading and variable amplitude fatigue (VAF) loading. The fatigue damage for all cycles is summed to obtain the cumulative fatigue damage (CFD) for the entire loading history. The reliability of the GFRP-reinforced precast FDDP subjected to high cycle fatigue is then evaluated based on load-cycle (P-N) damage accumulation approach. A simple life-span prediction model is proposed for the FDDP based on the CFD.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Structural/19