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

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

07/01/04

END DATE

09/30/05

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

USDA Forest Service

Researchers
Co-Principal Investigator
Terry Wipf

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

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.

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