Development and Demonstration of Fleet Management Strategies for Timber Bridges

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

START DATE

06/15/05

END DATE

12/31/07

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Terry Wipf

Faculty Affiliate

Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

About the research

The objectives of the work are to develop and illustrate, through application to several different timber bridge fleets (i.e., each fleet represents bridges with similar geometrical, material and behavioral characteristics), the concepts of and information needed to adopt and implement fleet management strategies; to develop an implementation plan for fleet management strategies; and to illustrate the viability of fleet management strategies.

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