Diagnostic testing for improved load rating of reinforced concrete slab bridges

dc.contributor.advisorWood, Sharon L.
dc.creatorBussell, Loyl Clyde, 1965-
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-27T20:59:02Z
dc.date.available2024-02-27T20:59:02Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.description.abstractThere are a large number of reinforced concrete slab bridges in Texas that were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s. Although most of these bridges were designed for less than the current legal load, they are still in service and performing adequately. Currently the bridges in Texas are load rated based on a procedure similar to the original design procedure. These procedures are very conservative and result in low load ratings for slab bridges. In order to take advantage of this inherent conservatism, a method of determining a better estimate of the capacity of these bridges is needed. This study addresses the possibility of load testing reinforced concrete slab bridges in order to verify that there is adequate capacity to increase the allowable loads. A typical slab bridge was field tested. The test procedures are discussed, and the measured results are presented and evaluated
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/123816
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/50610
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionRestricted
dc.subjectConcrete bridges
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectReinforced concrete slab
dc.subjectLoad testing
dc.subjectCapacity estimation
dc.subjectBridge load testing
dc.subjectConcrete load testing
dc.subjectSlab bridge testing
dc.subjectReinforced concrete testing
dc.subject.lcshConcrete bridges--Texas--Testing
dc.subject.lcshReinforced concrete construction--Texas
dc.subject.lcshReinforced concrete construction--Testing
dc.titleDiagnostic testing for improved load rating of reinforced concrete slab bridges
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineering

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