Structural performance of laminated FRP box girder bridge deck compared to slab on prestressed concrete girder bridge

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Conference8th Canada-Japan Joint Workshop on Composites: 26 July 2010, Montreal, Canada
Pages132; # of pages: 32
SubjectAdvanced composite bridge, FRP, finite element analysis, multi-scale analysis & design procedure; Bridges
AbstractA promising advance in the use of advanced composites in civil-structures is the development of a bridge superstructure with all-advanced composite elements. However, one of the critical obstacles to extensive use of advanced composites in construction is the lack of simplified and practical design approaches, specifications or guidelines. In this paper, an iterative performance based multi-scale analysis and design approach for all-advanced composite bridge superstructure is proposed. The bridge superstructure is formed from laminated FRP box girder and chopped FRP top surface layer or ?deck slab?. Several laminate designs are examined and the performance of the most efficient material and structural designs of the proposed bridge are compared to a traditional slab on prestressed concrete bridge. The results show that the proposed procedure leads to an efficient use of the materials with higher structural performance and significantly lower superstructure weight. However, further research is needed to investigate manufacturing and construction procedures and long term performance.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number53572
NPARC number20374671
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