Improved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges-Phase II

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

START DATE

07/14/14

END DATE

06/30/17

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE
SPONSORS

USDA Forest Products Laboratory

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Travis Hosteng

Co-Director, NCWTS

Co-Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

About the research

The purpose of this project is to develop techniques that were developed in Phase I to a broader set of covered bridge types that include but are not limited to a town lattice configuration and provide recommendations for improving the analysis of historic covered timber bridges, specifically the intersection and interconnection of lattice members, impact of classic arch behavior, and behavior and interaction of bolster beams and floor systems.
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