Evaluation of a Steel Girder Bridge Strengthened Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

09/01/02

END DATE

08/31/05

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Terry Wipf

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

Co-Principal Investigator
Wayne Klaiber

Faculty Affiliate

Student Researcher(s)
Yoon-Si Lee

About the research

The recent development of high performance materials like fiber reinforced polymers provide the potential to rehabilitate steel girder bridges in a cost effective manner. This project will strengthen one bridge and document and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

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