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

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

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Terry Wipf, 515-294-6979, tjwipf@iastate.edu (project list)

Co-principal investigators:

Student researcher: Yoon-Si Lee

Project status

Completed

Start date: 09/01/02
End date: 08/31/05

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: 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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