SP-342: Advanced Analysis and Testing Methods for Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Design

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Sponsors: Sponsored by ACI Committees 342, Evaluation of Concrete and 343, Concrete Bridge Design (Joint ACI-ASCE)

Editors: Benjamin Z. Dymond and Bruno Massicotte




In recent years, both researchers and practicing engineers worldwide have been refining state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for the strength evaluation and design of concrete bridges using advanced computational analysis and load testing methods. Papers discussing the implementation of the following topics were considered for inclusion in this Special Publication: advanced nonlinear modeling and nonlinear finite element analysis (NLFEA), structural versus element rating, determination of structure specific reliability indices, load testing beyond the service level, load testing to failure, and use of continuous monitoring for detecting anomalies. To exchange international experiences among a global group of researchers, ACI Committees 342 and 343 organized two sessions entitled “Advanced Analysis and Testing Methods for Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Design” at the Spring 2019 ACI Convention in Québec City, Québec, Canada. This Special Publication contains the technical papers from experts who presented their work at these sessions. The first session was focused on field and laboratory testing and the second session was focused on analytical work and nonlinear finite element modeling. The technical papers in this Special Publication are organized in the order in which they were presented at the ACI Convention.

Overall, in this Special Publication, authors from different backgrounds and geographical locations share their experiences and perspectives on the strength evaluation and design of concrete bridges using advanced computational analysis and load testing methods. Contributions were made from different regions of the world, including Canada, Italy, and the United States, and the technical papers were authored by experts at universities, government agencies, and private companies. The technical papers considered both advanced computational analysis and load testing methods for the strength evaluation and design of concrete bridges.




Document Details

Pages: 204

ISBN: 9781641951043

Categories: Bridges, Design

Formats: Protected PDF/Web View

Table of Contents

SP- 342-1:

Inelastic Shear Distribution in Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges

Authors: Benjamin Z. Dymond, Catherine E. W. French, and Carol K. Shield


SP- 342-2:

Monitoring and Assessment of a Prestressed Concrete Segmental Box Girder Bridge

Authors: Marc Savard and Jean-François Laflamme


SP- 342-3:

Field Testing to Failure of a Skewed Solid Concrete Slab Bridge

Authors: Fabien Lagier, Bruno Massicotte, David Conciatori, and Jean-François Laflamme


SP- 342-4:

Instrumentation, Monitoring and Load Testing of the Champlain Bridge

Author: Dominic Lavigne


SP- 342-5:

Load Rating Reinforced Concrete Bridges without Plans: State-of-the-Practice

Authors: Rémy D. Lequesne and William N. Collins


SP- 342-6:

Estimation of Steel Rebar Strength in Existing Concrete Bridges

Authors: Alessandro P. Fantilli and Bernardino Chiaia


SP- 342-7:

Seismic Performance of Unreinforced Concrete Railroad Bridge Piers

Authors: Qiang Gui and Zhongguo John Ma


SP- 342-8:

Evaluation of the Orientation of Concrete Finishing Machines in Skewed Bridges

Authors: Faress Hraib, Li Hui, Brandon Gillis, Miguel Vicente, and Riyadh Hindi


SP- 342-9:

Non-Linear Evaluation of Strengthening Techniques for the Champlain Bridge

Authors: Denis Mitchell, Bruno Massicotte, William D. Cook, and Emre Yildiz


SP- 342-10:

Numerical Modeling Methodology for Strength Evaluation of Deep Bridge Bent Caps

Authors: Anish Sharma and Serhan Guner


SP- 342-11:

Seismic Simulation of Bridges Considering Bending and Torsion Interaction

Authors: Yang Yang and Ruili He



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