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Development and Implementation of Design Recommendations for the Minimization of Timber Deck Panel Differential Deflection


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Project status


Start date: 07/01/04
End date: 09/30/05


Tech transfer summary: Development of Design Recommendations to Minimize Timber Deck Panel Differential Deflection (782.16 kb pdf) Dec 2003


Sponsor(s): USDA Forest Service

About the research


This work will develop design recommendations to minimize differential deck panel deflection, which has been shown to be one source of deterioration of asphalt wearing surfaces on these panels. In addition, this research will seek out a bridge owner with a bridge with a history of differential panel deflection induced deterioration. The research team will work with the bridge owner to implement a repair/rehabilitation scheme.