Completed Projects--Bridge Engineering Center, Iowa State University
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Mar 31, 2018 Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Pile Capacity and Stability in Response to Scour Situations
Mar 31, 2018 Use of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete for Bridge Deck Overlays
Mar 30, 2018 Development of Rural Road Bridge Weigh-in-Motion System to Assess Weight and Configuration of Farm-to-Market Vehicles
Feb 28, 2018 Big Data-­Driven Prediction of Long-Term Bridge Performance and Management Improvements
Nov 30, 2017 Evaluation of the Metal Fatigue Solutions Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor System
Sep 30, 2017 Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek
Sep 30, 2017 Strength, Durability, and Application of Grouted Couplers for Integral Abutments in Accelerated Bridge Construction
Sep 30, 2017 Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Iowa Bridges
Aug 31, 2017 Collection of Freeze-Thaw Performance Data on Vail Avenue
Jun 30, 2017 Buchanan County IBRD Bridge Project: Evaluation of a Folded Plate Girder Bridge System
Jun 30, 2017 Context-Sensitive Designs: Testing of Multi-Performance Level Box Beam Standards
Sep 30, 2016 Economic Impact of Multi-Span, Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges Designed as Simple Span versus Continuous Span
Aug 31, 2016 Bridge Design Effort and Cost Estimation Models - Phase I
Jul 17, 2016 Evaluation of Performance of Innovative Bridges in Wisconsin
Jun 30, 2016 Evaluation and Testing of a Lightweight Fine Aggregate Concrete Bridge Deck in Buchanan County, Iowa
Jun 30, 2016 Polymer Concrete Overlay Evaluation
Jun 30, 2016 Upgrading Bridge Rails on Low-Volume Roads in Iowa
May 31, 2016 Investigation of the Effect of Speed on the Dynamic Impact Factor for Bridges with Different Entrance Conditions
May 31, 2016 Investigation of the Impact of Dual-Lane Axle Spacing on Lateral Load Distribution
Apr 30, 2016 Investigation of Techniques for Accelerating the Construction of Bridge Deck Overlays
Mar 30, 2016 Investigation of the High-Strength Bolt-Tightening Verification Techniques
Feb 28, 2016 Laboratory Investigation of Bridge Strip Seal Joint Termination Details
Dec 31, 2015 MnDOT LRRB Next Generation Bridge Management Tools and Inspection
Dec 31, 2015 Terrestrial Laser Scanning-Based Bridge Structural Condition Assessment
Nov 30, 2015 MnDOT LRRB Development of Cost-Effective Timber Bridge Repair Techniques for Minnesota
Sep 30, 2015 Evaluation of the Need for Longitudinal Median Joints in Bridge Decks on Dual Structures
Sep 30, 2015 Improving the Accuracy of Camber Predictions for Precast Prestensioned Concrete Beams
Sep 30, 2015 Investigation of Negative Moment Reinforcing in Bridge Decks
Aug 31, 2015 Laboratory Investigation of Grouted Coupler Connection Details for ABC Bridge Projects
Jun 30, 2015 Implementation of a Pilot Continuous Monitoring System: Iowa Falls Arch Bridge
Jun 30, 2015 Iowa ABC Connections
Jun 30, 2015 Iowa ABC Connections - Working Standards and Design Examples
May 31, 2015 Laboratory Investigation of Concrete Beam-End Treatments
May 30, 2015 Permeability Performance and Lateral Load for Granular Backfill behind Abutments
Dec 31, 2014 Evaluation of Air-Coupled Impact-Echo Test Method
Dec 31, 2014 Investigation of Field Corrosion Performance and Bond/Development Length of Galvanized Reinforcing Steel
Dec 31, 2014 Rapid Replacement of Bridge Deck Expansion Joints Study - Phase I
Nov 30, 2014 Development of Preliminary Load and Resistance Factor Design of Drilled Shafts in Iowa
Nov 30, 2014 Methods for Removing Concrete Decks from Bridge Girders
Nov 13, 2014 Development and Integration of Advanced Timber Bridge Inspection Techniques for NBIS
Jun 30, 2014 Investigation of a Suitable Shear Friction Interface between UHPC and Normal Strength Concrete for Bridge Deck Applications
Jun 30, 2014 Structural Characterization of UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck and Connections
Jan 01, 2014 Field Monitoring of Curved Girder Bridges with Integral Abutments
Dec 31, 2013 RFID Tags for Detecting Concrete Degradation in Bridge Decks
Oct 31, 2013 Bridge Damage Detection: Integration of Structural Health Monitoring System Concepts and Components - A Statewide Collaboration
Aug 31, 2013 Pilot Project - Demonstration of Capabilities and Benefits of Bridge Load Rating through Physical Testing
Jul 31, 2013 Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges
May 31, 2013 Design of UHPC Waffle Deck Panel System for Broader Bridge Applications
Apr 30, 2013 Feasibility Study for Detection and Quantification of Corrosion in Bridge Barrier Rails
Apr 30, 2013 Wind Loads on Dynamic Message Cabinets and Behavior of Supporting Trusses
Apr 08, 2013 Laboratory and Field Testing of an Accelerated Bridge Construction Demonstration Bridge: US Highway 6 Bridge over Keg Creek
Dec 31, 2012 Field Evaluation of Methods to Minimize Transverse Glulam Deck Deflection Phase III
Sep 30, 2012 Timber Abutment Piling and Back Wall Rehabilitation and Repair
Aug 31, 2012 Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge
Jun 30, 2012 Development of a Database for Drilled SHAft Foundation Testing (DSHAFT)
May 31, 2012 Development of LRFD Procedures for Bridge Piles in Iowa - Volume IV: Design Guide and Track Examples
May 31, 2012 Evaluation of Various Methods for Deflecting Debris from Bridge Piers
Mar 31, 2012 Literature Review and Assessment of Nanotechnology for Sensing of Timber Transportation Structures
Jan 31, 2012 Development of LRFD Procedures for Bridge Pile Foundations in Iowa--Volume III: Recommended Resistance Factors with Consideration of Construction Control and Setup
Jan 31, 2012 Modified Sheet Pile Abutments for Low Volume Bridges (TR-568)
Dec 31, 2011 Evaluation of the Buena Vista IBRD Bridge: A Furthering of Accelerated Bridge Construction in Iowa
Dec 31, 2011 Field Testing and Evaluation of a Demonstration Timber Bridge
Jun 30, 2011 Preservation of Covered Bridges
May 31, 2011 Development of LRFD Design Procedures for Bridge Piles in Iowa-Volume II: Field Testing of Steel Piles in Clay, Sand, and Mixed Soils and Analysis
Jan 31, 2011 Seismic Performance of an I-Girder to Inverted-Tee Bent Cap Connection
Dec 31, 2010 Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed with Ultra High Performance Concrete
Dec 31, 2010 Implementation and Evaluation of Smart Timber Bridge Concepts to Provide Continuous Structural Condition Assessment
Jul 31, 2010 Wind Monitoring of the Red Rock Reservoir Bridge for Wind Induced Vibrations with Remote, Cellular-Based Notifications
Jun 30, 2010 Development of LRFD Design Procedures for Bridge Piles in Iowa-Volume I: An Electronic Database for PIle LOad Tests (PILOT)
Apr 30, 2010 Instrumentation and Monitoring of Precast Bridge Approach Tied to an Integral Abutment in Bremer County
Apr 30, 2010 Testing and Long-Term Monitoring of 9th Street Bridge Over I-235 in Des Moines: Integral Abutments Supported on Steel Pile/Concrete Drilled Shaft in Glacial Clay
Mar 31, 2010 Establishing a Dynamic Formula for Pile Design and Construction Control of Pile Driving
Feb 28, 2010 An Experimental Validation of a Statistical-Based Damage Detection Approach
Oct 03, 2009 Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal
Jul 31, 2009 Bridge Rails and Approach Railing for Low-Volume Roads in Iowa (TR-592)
Jan 31, 2009 Laboratory and Field Testing and Evaluation of Precast Bridge Elements
Nov 30, 2008 Use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete in Geotechnical and Substructure Applications (TR-558)
Oct 31, 2008 Construction and Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High-Performance Concrete
Sep 30, 2008 Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed Using Accelerated Construction Practices
Sep 30, 2008 Madison County Bridge Evaluation
Aug 31, 2008 Evaluation of FRP Temporary Bypass Bridge
Jun 30, 2008 Instrumentation and Monitoring of Precast, Post-tensioned Bridge Approach Pavement
May 31, 2008 Analyze Wind-Loading Data Collected During Hurricane Katrina
May 31, 2008 Feasibility Investigation of Segmentally Precast Bridge Piers for Accelerated Construction
Dec 31, 2007 Short-Term Monitoring of the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge for Wind-Induced Vibrations with Remote, Cellular-Based Notifications
Nov 30, 2007 Development of Fatigue Design Procedures for Slender, Tapered Support Structures for Highway Signs, Luminaries, and Traffic Signals Subjected to Wind-Induced Excitation from Vortex Shedding and Buffeting
Oct 31, 2007 Field Evaluation of Timber Preservation Treatments for Iowa Highway Applications (IHRB-05-10)
Oct 31, 2007 Investigation of Steel Stringer Bridges: Superstructures and Substructures, Vol II (TR-522)
Aug 31, 2007 Field Testing of Railroad Flatcar Bridges (TR-498)
Apr 30, 2007 Development of an Improved integral Abutment-to-Approach Slab Connection
Mar 31, 2007 Evaluation of a Timber Bridge for the Secondary Road System Using FRP Reinforced Glulam Girders
Dec 31, 2006 Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed using Ultra High-Performance Concrete
Dec 31, 2006 Evaluation of a Single-Span Steel-Girder Bridge Using a Steel-Free Deck System in Tama County
May 31, 2006 Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed Using High-Peformance Steel
May 31, 2006 Evaluation of Corrosion Resistant Steel Reinforcing in the Deck Slab of a Three Span Prestressed Girder Bridge
Apr 30, 2006 Performance Evaluation of Steel Bridges, Phase II (TR-493)
Feb 28, 2006 Evaluation of a Three-Span, Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridge Constructed with FRP Components
Dec 31, 2005 Monitoring Wind-Induced Vibrations/Stresses in a High Mast Lighting Tower
Sep 30, 2005 Enhancement of Wisconsin DOT NDE Capabilities
Sep 30, 2005 Remote Monitoring of Historic Covered Timber Bridges in Madison County for the Prevention of Arson and Vandalism
Aug 31, 2005 Evaluation of a Steel Girder Bridge Strengthened Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates
Dec 31, 2004 Development of Acceptable Live Load Deflection Criteria for Various Timber Superstructure and Deck Types
Dec 31, 2004 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Glued Laminated Helper Stringers
Dec 31, 2004 Impacts of Overweight Implements of Husbandry on Minnesota Roads and Bridges
Sep 30, 2004 Health Monitoring of Bridge Structures and Components Using Smart-Structure Technology
Mar 31, 2004 Effective Structural Concrete Repair
Dec 31, 2003 Monitoring and Evaluation of the Westbound Roadway of the Iowa River Bridge
Nov 30, 2003 Investigation of the Modified Beam-in-Slab Bridge System
Oct 31, 2003 Evaluation of a Post-tension Strengthened Steel Girder Bridge Using FRP Rods/Strands
Aug 31, 2003 Development of Abutment Design Standards for Local Bridge Designs
Jun 01, 2003 Maintenance, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Low Volume Road Bridges
Aug 31, 2002 Demonstration Project Using Railroad Flat Cars for Low Volume Road Bridges
Aug 31, 2002 Development of Bridge Load Testing for Load Evaluation (TR-445)
Aug 31, 2002 Retrofit Methods of Distortion Cracking Problems in Plate Girder Bridges (TR-436)
Jun 30, 2002 NCHRP Project 20-5, Topic 32-08 "Cost Effective Structures for Off-System Bridges"
Mar 31, 2002 Alternative Solutions to Meet the Service Needs of Low Volume Bridges in Iowa (TR-452)
Nov 01, 2001 Development of Modeling Preprocessors and Postprocessors for Evaluation of Timber Bridges
Apr 30, 2001 Field and Laboratory Evaluation of Precast Concrete Bridges
Jul 31, 1999 Feasibility of Using Railroad Flat Cars for Low Volume Road Bridges
Jun 01, 1998 Preventing Cracking at Diaphragm/Plate Girder Connections in Steel Bridges (TR-393)
Aug 31, 1996 Field Testing and Evaluation of Three Rehabilitated Timber Railroad Bridges
Nov 01, 1995 Dynamic Performance of Timber Bridges
Jun 01, 1992 Research Needs Study for Wood Transportation Structures
Dec 31, 1986 Development of Design Criteria for Longitudinal Glued Laminated Timber Deck Bridges
Sep 01, 1986 Behavior of Longitudinal Glued Laminated Timber Deck Bridges


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