Rating Methods for Defining Bridge Performance

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Rating Methods for Defining Bridge Performance

September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Starting Time:   abstract deadline
End Time:   n/a

ACI Concrete Convention & Exposition Spring 2018
Salt Lake City , UT   United States
Sponsor(s): ACI Committee 342
ACI Co-Sponsored: 
ACI Closed Event: False

ACI Technical Session on Rating Methods for Defining Performance of Existing Concrete Bridges
Convention: S18
Symposium Publications (SP): No
Sponsored by ACI Technical Committee 342, Evaluation of concrete bridges and bridge elements
Presentations Solicited: This session will provide the bridge community with an overview of the load rating process and appropriate methods of analysis for defining concrete bridge performance based on safety and serviceability limit states. Presentations are invited on case studies of load rating concrete bridges with various structural configurations such as typical prestressed I-girders, reinforced and prestressed multi-cell box girder bridges, segmental concrete bridges, bridges with large horizontal curvatures and complex geometry (e.g. concrete arch and rigid frame bridges), and bridges with insufficient plans or details. Presentations will also emphasize relevant refined analysis methods that extend beyond traditional AASHTO rating methods such as finite element modeling, grillage modeling and diagnostic load testing.
Deadline for Abstracts: September 1, 2017 Deadline for Final Papers: September 1, 2017
Requirements: 1) presentation title; 2) author/speaker name(s), title, organization, and contact information; and 3) an abstract of up to 250 words.
Send To: Khatereh Vaghefi, WSP USA, 13530 Dulles Technology Dr., Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171 Email: khatereh.vaghefi@wsp.com, Phone: 703-742-5720, Fax: 703-742-5800
Alt Contact: Nestor Rubiano, HNTB, 2950 North Loop West, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77092, Email: nrubiano@hntb.com, Phone: 713-354-1506, Fax: 713-354-1501
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For more information, contact:
Khatereh Vaghefi
Herndon, VA    United States
Phone: 703-742-5720
Fax: 703-742-5800