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Experimental Evaluation of Existing and Retrofit Designs of Bridge Finger Joints


Principal investigator:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 09/01/15
End date: 12/31/16



About the research


The project will experimentally evaluate the current and improved expansion joint designs under different loading conditions. Full-scale finger plate designs will be built and tested in the laboratory to evaluate their performance and fatigue life.