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Title: Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deck
Author(s): B. Benmokrane, R. Masmoudi, M. Chekired, H. Rahman,
Z. Debbache, and G. Tadros
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 87-102
Keywords: bridge decks; composites; concretes; deflection; fiber reinforced polymer; girders; strain; stress
Abstract:This paper describes the Joffre Bridge project where Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) was used as reinforcement for a portion of the concrete deck-slab is reinforced with reinforcement. The Joffre bridge, located over the St-François River in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, consists of five longitudinal spans with length varying from 26 to 37 meters. Each span consists of a concrete deck supported by five steel girders at 3.7 meters. This spacing constitutes the highest span using FRP reinforcement. A Part of the concrete deck slab (7.3 m x 11.5 m) and a portion of the traffic barrier and the sidewalk was reinforced with Carbon and Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP ) reinforcement. In addition, four FRP reinforced full-scale one-way concrete slabs were laboratory tested under static and cyclic loading, in order to optimize the design process. The bridge was extensively instrumented with different types of sensors, including integrated fiber optic sensors in FRP reinforcement that were integrated into the FRP reinforcement. The results of the laboratory study, in terms of deflection and crack-width versus applied load, as well as the results of calibrated loads, using heavy trucks, are also presented in this paper.
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