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MASH test 3-11 on the 5-inch cast in place deck barrier anchors

Description: "A full-scale crash test was performed to evaluate the impact performance of a Texas T223 concrete beam and post bridge rail anchored to a 5-nch cast-in-place deck (CIPD). The testing followed the MASH standards for Test Level 3 ( TL-#) longitudinal barriers. The test performed was American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AAHSTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) test 3-11, which involves a 2270P (500 lb) pickup truck impacting the critical impact point (CIP) of the barrier at a nominal impact speed and angle of 62 mi/h and 25degress, respectively. This test evaluated the strength of the barrier and its anchorage to the 5-inch CIPD."
Date: October 2011
Creator: Bligh, Roger P.; Menges, Wanda L. & Arrington, Dusty R.
Item Type: Report

Pavement preservation and system optimization task force

Description: "This report provides: an overview of a proposed three-tier system, preliminary results from a state department of transportation (DOT) survey, initial estimates of required funding, ideas of UTP Category 1 Formula, and an overview of the status of mobility."
Date: January 2011
Creator: Lomax, Timothy J.
Item Type: Report

Pavement repair strategies for selected distresses in FM roadways

Description: "Expansive soil is considered one of the most common causes of pavement distresses in FM roadways. Depending upon the moisture level, expansive soils will experience changes in volume due to moisture fluctuations from seasonal variations. The objective of this research was to evaluate existing repair projects on selected FM roadways. Those roadways experienced failures in the form of fatigue and rutting in the wheel path, and longitudinal (faulted) cracking including edge cracking. The causes of those failures were mainly linked to high PI expansive soil and narrow pavement."
Date: June 2012
Creator: Dessouky, Samer; Oh, Jeong Ho; Yang, Mijia; Ilias,Mohammad; Lee, Sang Ick; Freeman, Tom et al.
Item Type: Report

Performance of lap splices in large-scale column specimens affectedby ASR and/or DEF

Description: "This research program conducted a large experimental program, which consisted of the design, construction, curing, deterioration, and structural load testing of 16 large-scale column specimens with a critical lap splice region, and then compared and calibrated models developed in the analytical program with the experimental behavior. Specimens were carefully instrumented both internally and externally to monitor the strain behavior of the concrete and reinforcing steel from specimen construction, curing, deterioration, and final structural load testing."
Date: June 2012
Creator: Bracci, Joseph M.; Gardoni, Paolo; Eck, Kathleen M. & Trejo, David
Item Type: Report

Recommendations for design, construction, and maintenance of bridge approach slabs

Description: Report regarding treatment methods for controlling settlements of approach slabs of new bridge construction. The report is presented in two parts, with the first part concerns the compiling and presentation of documented information while the second part deals with field evaluation of methods to reduce settlement.
Date: May 2012
Creator: Puppala, Anand J.; Archeewa, Ekarut; Saride, Sireesh; Hoyos, Laureano R., 1972- & Nazarian, Soheil, 1955-
Item Type: Report

Steel fiber replacement of mild steel in prestressed concrete beams

Description: In traditional prestressed concrete beams, longitudinal prestressed tendons serve to resist bending moment and transverse mild steel bars (or stirrups) are used to carry shear forces. However, traditional prestressed concrete I-beams exhibit early-age cracking and brittle shear failure at the end zones despite the use of a high percentage of stirrups (4.2%). Moreover, producing and placing stirrups require costly labor and time. To overcome these difficulties, it is proposed to replace the stirrups in prestressed concrete beams with steel fibers.
Date: January 2011
Creator: Tadepalli, Padmanabha R.; Hoffman, Norman; Mo, Y. L. & Hsu, Thomas T. C. (Thomas Tseng Chuang), 1933-
Item Type: Report

Texas Department of Transportation administration research: tasks completed Fiscal Year 2010

Description: "This research project evaluates numerous transportation issues and develops findings and/or recommendations based on results. This project has been structured to address some of the emerging, critical, and unique considerations related to transportation."
Date: February 2011
Creator: Baker, Richard; Ding, Liang; Epps, Jon; Estakhri, Cindy K.; Fry, Gray; Geiselbrecht, Tina et al.
Item Type: Report