Dowel Bar Optimization, Phases I and II

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

10/01/01

END DATE

10/01/01

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CP TECH, CTRE
SPONSORS

American Highway Technology

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Max Porter

Faculty Affiliate

About the research

The objectives of this research were as follows: investigate the static behavior of steel elliptical and round epoxy-coated dowel bars; investigate the failure modes of steel elliptical and round epoxy-coated dowel bars; evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of elliptically shaped dowels bars for load transfer; determine the effect of dowel bar spacing and projected load transfer efficiency; and evaluate if variable spacing in combination with shape factor and bar size can optimize costs and constructability.

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