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0-6564, Improved Cross Frame Details
[2016] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Todd Helwig; Researchers: Anthony Battistini [and four others] · "Currently, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) relies upon the use of standard details for cross frames in steel I-girder bridges—most frequently, the X-type and K-
6564 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6564-S ... Project Summary
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Improved Cross Frame Details for Steel Bridges
2014 ... Anthony Battistini [and five others] · Cross frames are critical members for the stability of straight and curved steel bridges. Conventional cross frames are often fabricated from steel angles; however these members have relatively poor structural behavior. Because of the low buckling strength, cross frames with angle diagonals
6564-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6564-1
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Fatigue Life of Steel Base Plate to Pole Connections for Traffic Structures
2011 ... Andrew Stam [and five others] · This is a final report of an extensive experimental and analytical examination of the fatigue behavior of the welded end connection used on high-mast light structures and traffic signal masts. The weld details commonly used for these connections produce very poor fatigue performance. Their
1526-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-11/9-1526-1; CTR 9-1526-1
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Investigation of the Fatigue Life of Steel Base Plate to Pole Connections for Traffic Structures
2011 ... Karl Frank · Fatigue tests and analytical studies undertaken in this research program have revealed that the rather simple looking connection of a tubular member to the end or base plate is not easy to quantify in terms of fatigue. The simple fatigue category approach used in the American Association of State Highway and
1526 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 9-1526-S ... Project Summary Report, 9-1526
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Cross-Frame and Diaphragm Layout and Connection Details
2011 ... RS: Michael Engelhardt; Researchers: Anthony Battistini [and five others] · The primary objective of this project was to develop an improved detail for attaching skewed cross-frames to girders that provides higher stiffness and better structural performance than the conventional bent plate detail. A secondary objective of this
5701 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-5701-s ... Project Summary Report, 0-5701
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Modeling the Response of Fracture Critical Steel Box-Girder Bridges
2010 ... Timothy Barnard [and eight others] · Bridges that are classified as "fracture critical" by AASHTO require more frequent inspections than other types of bridges, resulting in greater costs for their maintenance. Several historical events have shown, however, that severe damage can occur to a bridge without necessarily resulting in
5498-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/9-5498-1
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Cross-Frame Connection Details for Skewed Steel Bridges
2010 ... Craig Quadrato [and six others] · This report documents a research investigation on connection details and bracing layouts for stability bracing of steel bridges with skewed supports. Cross-frames and diaphragms play an important role in stabilizing steel girders, particularly during construction. The commonly used bent plate
5701-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-11/0-5701-1
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Implementation of Straight and Curved Steel Girder Erection Design Tools Construction : Summary
2010 ... Jason Stith [and six others] · Project 0-5574 "Curved Plate Girder Design for Safe and Economical Construction," resulted in the development of two design tools, UT Lift and UT Bridge. UT Lift is a spreadsheet-based program for analyzing steel girders during lifting while UT Bridge is a three-dimensional finite element
5574-01-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-11/5-5574-01-1
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UT Lift 1.1
2010 ... by Jason Stith [and four others] · The purpose of this spreadsheet is to provide a tool and give information to an engineer when deciding the safety of lifting a horizontally curved steel I-girder with one crane and two lift clamps. The spreadsheet has been developed to indicate the necessary inputs and highlight the calculated
5574-01-P1 [CTR] ... Product 5-5574-01-P1
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Methods of Evaluating the Redundancy of Steel Bridges
2010 ... RS: Eric B. Williamson; Researchers: Timothy Barnard [and seven others] · Bridges that are classified as fracture critical by AASHTO require more frequent inspections than other types of bridges, resulting in greater costs for their maintenance. Several historical events - including the girder failures in the I-79 Bridge at Neville Island and
5498-Summary [CTR] ... PSR 9-5498-S ... Project Summary Report, 9-5498
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Guidance for Erection and Construction of Curved I-Girder Bridges : Technical Report -- revised
2010 ... Jason Stith [and eight others] · This report summarizes the methods, results, and recommendations from a research investigation on the behavior of horizontally curved girders during construction. The primary focus of this study is the behavior during early stages of construction when little or no bracing is provided. Girder
5574-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/0-5574-1
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Guidelines for Design and Safe Handling of Curved I-Shaped Steel Girders
2010 ... Jason Stith [and five others] · The purpose of this set of guidelines is to summarize recommendations from work completed as part of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Project 0-5574 entitled "Curved Plate Girder Design for Safe and Economic Construction." The research included field tests, three-
5574-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-5574-P1
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The Fatigue Performance of Angle Cross-Frame Members in Bridges
2009 ... by Geoffrey Scott McDonald and Karl H. Frank · This study investigated the fatigue performance of welded angle cross-frame connections and the factors affecting the fatigue life of these members. The type of cross-frame used in this analysis is one of three typical cross-frame connection details. Other connection details include
FSEL 2009-1 ... FSEL No. 09-1
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Field Test and Finite Element of I-345 Bridge in Dallas
2009 ... Amy Smith Barrett, Hyeong Kim, and Karl H. Frank · This report documents a field test to determine the stresses at areas where fatigue cracks had formed in the bridges. Two bridges were instrumented and subjected to controlled truck traffic. In addition, the service fatigue stresses were evaluated by monitoring the stresses for a 1
4124-01-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/5-4124-01-2
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Bridge Strengthening Through the Use of Post-Installed Shear Connectors
2009 ... Research Supervisor: Karl H. Frank; Researchers: Amy Smith Barrett, Hyeong Kim · The bridge evaluated in this study is an elevated section of I-345 near the interchange of I-45 and I-30 in downtown Dallas. This is a very busy interchange that plays a vital role in transporting vehicles to and from downtown Dallas. The
4124-01 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 5-4124-01-S ... Project Summary Report, 5-4124-01
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Curved Plate Girder Design for Safe and Economical Construction
2009 ... Todd Helwig [and eight others] · Horizontally curved steel I-girder bridges are important components of the highway system that are commonly used for providing efficient transfer of traffic between major thoroughfares. The critical stage for the stability of these curved bridges generally occurs during early stages of erection and
5574 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-5574 ... Project Summary Report, 0-5574
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The Tensile Capacity of Welded Shear Studs
2009 ... Joshua M. Mouras [and three others] · The ability of shear studs to transfer vertical tension forces from a fractured girder to intact bridge components was investigated. The effect of haunches in the deck, stud length, number of studs, and arrangement of the studs was evaluated in static and dynamic tests. Revised stud strength
5498-2 [CTR] ... 9-5498-2
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Bending Fatigue Response of Grouted Stay Cables
2008 ... Sharon L. Wood [and thirteen others] · Both the Fred Hartman Bridge and the Veterans Memorial Bridge have experienced large-amplitude vibrations of the stay cables. A major concern resulting from these vibrations is the possibility of fatigue damage to the parallel, seven-wire, prestressing strand in the grouted stay cables--and the
1401-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-08/1401-1; 0-1401-1
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The Effect of Mounting Location on Traffic Induced Vibrations of Bridge Mounted Overhead Sign Bridges
2007 ... By Eric J. Schell, Janghwan Kim, and Karl H. Frank · "The previous study of overhead sign bridge (OSB) vibrations showed that the vibrations were caused by the vehicle induced accelerations of the bridge and that the OSB vibrations could be predicted analytically buy using the measured bridge accelerations as input to a dynamic
FSEL 2007-2 ... FSEL Report No. 07-02 ... IAC Report
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Filed Tests and Analytical Studies of the Dynamic Behaviour and the Onset of Galloping in Traffic Signal Structures
2007 ... Micah J. Florea, Lance Manuel, Karl H. Frank and Sharon L. Wood · Unpredictable fatigue failures of cantilevered traffic signal structures in Texas and throughout the United States in recent years have created the need to study their fatigue behavior. Based on recent research, the American Association of State Highway and
4586-1 [CTR] ... 0-4586-1
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Field Testing of Cantilevered Traffic Signal Structures Under Truck-Induced Gust Loads
2007 ... Matthew N. Albert, Lance Manuel, Karl H. Frank and Sharon L. Wood · Changes in the AASHTO fatigue design equations for truck-induced gust loads have been made in recent years. However, there has not been any long-term field testing of cantilevered traffic signal structures to verify the design equations. In this study, two
4586-2 [CTR] ... 0-4586-2
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Revision of AASHTO Fatigue Design Loadings for Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signal Structures, for Use in Texas
2007 ... RS: Chris W. Letchford; Researchers: Andrew Budek [and four others] · New provisions for fatigue design in Section 11 of the Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals issued in 2001 have made it difficult to find economical AASHTO-compliant design solutions for
4586 Summary [TechMRT] ... PSR 0-4586-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4586
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Evaluation of Influence of Hole Making Upon the Performance of Structural Steel Plates and Connections
2007 ... Justin D. Brown [and four others] · A large experimental study was undertaken to determine the effect of hole making upon the strength, ductility, and fatigue performance of structural steel plates and connections. The variables included steel strength, plate thickness, hole size, punch to die clearance, galvanizing, temperature, and
4624-1 [CTR] ... 0-4624-1
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Simplified Details for Trapezoidal Steel Box Beams
2007 ... Joseph Yura [and five others] · In the fi eld test, a crane applied load before and after the PMDF was attached directly to the top fl ange. In the laboratory, a 54 inch deep straight trapezoidal steel box-girder specimen with either PMDF or various diagonal bracing arrangements was subjected to torsion and bending tests. The tests
1898 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-1898-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-1898
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Investigation of the Vibrations on Overhead Sign Bridges on US290/SH71
2006 ... by Eric Schell, Liang Yu, Karl H. Frank and Chris Tessler · This report documents a field and analytical study of the behavior of two overhead sign bridges to determine the cause of the vibrations observed. The sign bridges were mounted to prestressed concrete bridge girders at about the quarter point of the span. The responses
FSEL 2006-1 ... PMFSEL 06-01
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Tests of Cable Samples for the Beveridge Suspension Bridge
2006 ... Jon Craig Rios, Thomas Anderson, and Karl H. Frank · · "April 2006"; "prepared for the Texas Department of Transportation" · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory.
FSEL 2006-2 ... PMFSEL 06-02
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Determination of Fatigue Damage in Cable Stays
2006 ... RS: Sharon L. Wood; Researchers: Matthew J. Bean [and twelve others] · Large-amplitude vibrations have been observed on numerous cable-stayed bridges around the world. Both long-span, cable-stayed bridges in Texas, the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Fred Hartman Bridge have experienced large-amplitude, wind and rain-
1401 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-1401-s ... Project Summary Report, 0-1401
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Performance and Effects of Punched Holes and Cold Bending on Steel Bridge Fabrication
2006 ... RS: Karl Frank; Researchers: Justin D. Brown [and four others] · An experimental project to compare the fatigue and tensile strength of steel with punched and drilled holes is proposed. The study will examine the influence of type of steel, steel thickness, holes size, punch clearance and wear, and edge distance upon the
4624 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-4624-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4624
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Economical and Rapid Construction Solutions for Replacement of Off System Bridges
2005 ... Amanda M. Bergeron [and three others] · The report documents an economic design study to determine the best alternatives for rapid and economical replacement of bridges in rural locations. Two lane simple span bridges with spans up 100 feet were considered. A steel bridge using rolled W sections with either metal grid deck
4375-CT-2 [CTR] ... 5-4375-CT-2
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Composite Action during Construction of Steel Trapezoidal Box Girder Bridges
2005 ... C. Topkaya, J.A. Yura, E.B. Williamson and K.H. Frank · In steel trapezoidal box girder bridge systems, the U-shaped steel girder is designed to act compositely with the concrete deck to form a closed box for live loading. During the construction stage, however, the behavior is not well understood. The usual practice of assuming
1898-2 [CTR] ... 0-1898-2
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UIT Application During Fabrication
2005 ... Amanda H. Palmatier and Karl H. Frank · Traffic signal mast arm baseplate connections are particularly susceptible to fatigue. The top of traffic signal mast arm welds experience fluctuating tensile stresses when wind and traffic gust loads cause the mast arm to oscillate. It has been postulated that UIT application to mast arm weld toes
4178-01-3 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-06/5-4178-01-3
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Application of Ultrasonic Impact Treatment to In-Service Signal Mast Arms
2005 ... Amanda H. Palmatier and Karl H. Frank · The application of Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT) to signal mast arms in the field is described. UIT has been demonstrated in the laboratory to provide a simple means to improve the fatigue performance of the fillet weld of connection of the mast arm tube to the end plate. The
4178-01-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-06/5-4178-01-2
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Repair of Galvanizing After UIT Application
2005 ... Karl H. Frank and Amanda H. Palmatier · The report describes a limited fatigue study to determine the influence of a repair using a melted solder to repair the galvanized coating after treatment of a mast arm weld toe by Ultrasonic Impact Treatment. The test results indicated that heating of the mast arm to melt the solder reduced
4178-01-1 [CTR] ... 5-4178-01-1
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Fatigue Strength of Signal Mast Arm Connections : A Summary
2005 ... K.H. Frank · · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).
4178 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-4178-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4178
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Optimal Inspection of Fracture- Critical Steel Trapezoidal Girders : A Summary
2004 ... H.-Y. Chung, L. Manuel, and K. H. Frank · · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).
2135 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-2135-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-2135
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Fatigue Strength of Fillet-Welded Transverse Stiffeners with Undercuts
2004 ... Joseph Spadea and Karl Frank · Presently, wrapping of the welds at the ends of stiffeners is not done to avoid the undercutting of the stiffener corners and the attendant weld repair. The fatigue performance of stiffeners with under cuts was evaluated in a factorial design fatigue experiment. Undercuts at the flange edge and filling of
4178-1 [CTR] ... 0-4178-1
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Top-Lateral Bracing Systems for Trapezoidal Steel Box-Girder Bridges
2003 ... B.S. Chen, J.A. Yura, E.B. Williamson and K.H. Frank · Trapezoidal steel box girders are becoming increasingly popular as a bridge system due to their torsional efficiency and aesthetic appearance. These bridge systems utilize one or more trapezoidal steel girders with a cast-in-place composite concrete roadway. The critical
1898-4 [CTR] ... 0-1898-4
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Optimal Inspection of Fracture-Critical Steel Trapezoidal Girders
2003 ... Hsin-Yang Chung, Lance Manuel and Karl H. Frank · A reliability-based procedure for inspection scheduling of steel bridges is proposed to yield the optimal (most economical) inspection strategy that meets an acceptable safety level through the planned service life. Two fatigue reliability formulations that can be applied
2135-1 [CTR] ... 0-2135-1
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Fatigue Strength of Signal Mast Arm Connections
2003 ... Mark T. Koenigs [and three others] · Changes in the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals and an increasing rate of fatigue related problems have raised awareness of fatigue concerns in traffic signal mast arms. Prior research has indicated that the most
4178-2 [CTR] ... 0-4178-2
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A Design Procedure for Intermediate External Diaphragms on Curved Steel Trapezoidal Box Girder Bridges
2002 ... M.A. Memberg, J.A. Yura, K.H. Frank and E.B. Williamson · Steel trapezoidal box girders are well-suited for curved bridges due to their high torsional rigidity. This bridge type features one or more steel trapezoidal girders with a cast-in-place concrete roadway slab. Once the slab is in place, the section becomes fully closed, and
1898-1 [CTR] ... 0-1898-1
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Field Measurements of Diaphragm and Top Lateral Members of Three Trapezoidal Composite Box Girder Bridges
2002 ... Benjamin Cheplak [and three others] · The results of field tests on three trapezoidal box girder bridges are presented. The study concentrated on the measurement of the strains in the external and internal diaphragms and the top laterals of the boxes. The strains were collected when the girders were loaded by a crane lifting up on
1896-1 [CTR] ... 0-1896-1
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UTrAp : Finite-Element-Based Software for the Analysis of Curved Trapezoidal Girders under Construction Loads
2002 ... C. Topkaya [and three others] · Due to advances in fabrication technology, the use of steel trapezoidal box girders for curved interchange structures has become popular. The rapid erection, long span capability, economics, and aesthetics of these girders make them more favorable than other structural systems. The response
1898-3 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-03/1898-3
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Evaluation of Fillet Weld Requirements
2002 ... Heather E. Gilmer and Karl H. Frank · The motivation for this research was the desire to develop improved procedures for qualifying fillet welds on bridge structures. The current procedure qualification tests prevent the use of active fluxes and other consumables or procedures which may be more applicable to fillet
1501 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-1501-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-1501
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Evaluation of Fillet Weld Qualification Requirements
2000 ... Heather E. Gilmer and Karl H. Frank · This report presents the results of a study to determine the suitability of various test specimens for the qualification of fillet welds for steel bridges. The present AWS/AASHTO/ANSI specification uses a groove weld to qualify a fillet weld. A large root opening is used to provide
1501-1 [CTR] ... 9-1501-1
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An Exploration of Lateral Load Distribution in a Girder-Slab Bridge in Gatesville, Texas
2000 ... S.M. Barney [and four others] · Older bridges currently in service can be tested to determine if the bridges behave as originally designed. Many current design methods are overly conservative. This research shows the results of the instrumentation and testing of the Leon River Bridge for its lateral distribution of live load. Tests
2986-4 [CTR] ... 7-2986-4
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Improving Bridge Rating and Truck Permitting Procedures Through Finite Element Analysis
2000 ... by D.S. McIlrath [and four others] · Annually, state DOTs are confronted with thousands of overweight truck permit applications and must determine the ability of bridges along these routes to carry the permit loads. This research shows the benefits of performing more detailed analyses using SAP2000 and BRUFEM, rather than
1746-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-04/ 0-1746-2
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Lateral Load Distribution on Transverse Floor Beams in Steel Plate Girder Bridges
2000 ... by K.R. Pennings [and four others] · Many twin plate girder bridges have been recently rated inadequate for their current design loads. The controlling members that determine the bridge rating is often the transverse floor beams. The current provisions assume no lateral load distribution on the floor beams. This research focused
1746-3 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-0-1746-3
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Measurement-Based Evaluation of Noncomposite Steel Girder Bridges
2000 ... D.V. Jáuregui [and four others] · The results from an experimental study into the behavior of noncomposite slab-on-steel girder bridges are presented. Two bridge units were tested under increasing static loads beyond first yield of the girders with a flatbed trailer loaded with concrete barriers. The load tests were unique in
1746-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-0-1746-1
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Top Lateral Bracing of Steel U-Shaped Girders
1999 ... by Brian S. Chen, Joseph A. Yura and Karl H. Frank · Steel box girder systems are being used more frequently for curved bridges because of their torsional stiffness and aesthetic appearance. These systems typically consist of U-shaped girders placed side-by-side with a composite concrete deck acting as the top flange. A critical
1395-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-02/1395-2F; 0-1395-2F
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Buckling Behavior of U-Shaped Girders
1997 ... by C.L. Gilchrist, J.A. Yura and K.H. Frank · Trapezoidal box girder systems typically consist of twin steel U-shaped girders with a concrete deck acting compositely as the top flange. The top flanges of these U-girders are susceptible to lateral-torsional buckling during transport, erection, and placement of the deck. There is no existing
1395-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-97/0-1395-1
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Tightening of High-Strength Metric Bolts
1997 ... by Michael J. Gilroy and Karl H. Frank · The initially mandated and non-optional use of metric dimensions and designs for new highway construction requires the use of metric dimension fasteners. Even though the ASTM Specifications A325M and A490M for metric high strength bolts have been available for almost 20 years, they have
2958-1 F [CTR] ... TX-97/2958-1F
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The Connection Between a Steel Cap Girder and a Concrete Pier
1995 ... Joseph M. Ales [and three others] · At congested highway interchanges, horizontal and vertical clearance requirements may dictate the use of narrow piers and shallow depth cap girders to accommodate the various roadways and overpasses. In situations such as this, the state of Texas uses horizontally curved steel plate girders
1302-2 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-96-1302-2F; CTR 0-1302-2F
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Investigation of Corrosion Protection Systems for Bridge Stay Cables
1995 ... by H.R. Hamilton III, J.E. Breen and K.H. Frank · The use of cable-stayed bridges in medium- and long-span applications in the United States has increased significantly in the past ten years. Of paramount importance with this type of bridge is the protection of the stay cables from corrosive elements. An extensive survey, reported
1264-3 F [CTR] ... Report 0-1264-3F
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Evaluation of Failure in Bridge Expansion Joint Rails
1994 ... V. Dolan and K.H. Frank · Strip seal expansion joint systems are composed of two structural parts; the rail and the concrete deck. Failures of expansion joints can be due to failures of either one of these components or a combination of both. The results of this investigation have indicated that the failure of the expansion joints in
1309-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-95+1309-1F
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Notch Toughness Variability in Bridge Steel Plates
1993 ... K.H. Frank [and four others] · · Publ. by: Transportation Research Board (TRB).
NCHRP Report 355 ... NCHRP Report 355 ... Report (National Cooperative Highway Research Program -
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Reducing Friction Losses in Monolithic and Segmental Bridge Tendons : Interim Report
1993 ... by R.T. Davis [and three others] · In the construction of post-tensioned bridges, the increased use of precast technology has resulted in somewhat tighter radii of curvature and greater total angle changes. Both factors make friction losses during stressing higher and somewhat less predictable. Various design
1264-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-94+1264-2; CTR 0-1264-2
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Evaluation of Agents for Lubrication and Temporary Corrosion Protection of Post-Tension Tendons
1993 ... by W.M. Kittleman [and four others] · In the construction of post-tensioned bridges, the increased use of precast technology has resulted in somewhat tighter radii of curvature and greater total angle changes. Both factors make friction losses during stressing higher and somewhat less predictable. In both cast-in-situ and precast
1264-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-94+1264-1; CTR 0-1264-1
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Estimating Residual Fatigue Life of Bridges
1988 ... by G. Jeff Post, Karl H. Frank and Bahram (Alec) Tahmassebi · This manual describes the capabilities and operating procedures for an automated bridge testing system. The system was developed for the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation to provide a portable, self-contained, and user-friendly means
464-1 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX+464-1F; CTR 3-5-86-464-1F; 0-464-1F
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Limited Study of Residual Fatigue Life of I-35 Bridge Across Town Lake Using the Datamyte 400
1988 ... by James M. Weeks and Karl H. Frank · The objectives of the study were (1) to evaluate the Datamyte 400's performance in an actual field environment, (2) to make a preliminary estimate of the fatigue life of the bridge; and, (3) to develop a methodology for future fatigue life evaluations of steel girder bridges. · CONTENTS:
464-Interim [CTR] ... 0-464 Interim Report
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Approximate Analysis of Horizontally Curved Girder Bridges
1987 ... by Ann L. Fiechtl, Gregory L. Fenves, and Karl H. Frank · The design of multigirder bridge units with horizontal curvature is complicated by the torsional forces induced by the curvature. The proportioning of girders for preliminary design requires an approximate analysis method that accounts for the curvature. This report
360-2 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-91+360-2F; CTR 3-5-85-360-2F; Report 0-360-2F
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High Strength Bolts for Bridges
1987 ... K.H. Frank, D. Polyzois, Joseph A. Yura · An extensive experimental program was co nducted to evaluate the performance of both black and galvanized high strength bolts for bridges. Seventy-two A325 black bolts, 145 hot-dip galvanized A325 bolts, 85 mechanically galvanized A325 bolts, and 83 black A490 bol ts from se veral
FHWA-RD-87-088 ... FHWA-RD-87-088
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Development of a Simple Fatigue Resistant Stay Cable Anchorage
1985 ... by J.L. Lamb and K. H. Frank · A simple fatigue-resistant anchorage for seven wire prestressing strand was developed and studied. The fatigue test results indicate that an anchorage incorporating copper or aluminum wedges which have been formed to match the strand produce an anchorage which can attain the fatigue strength of
384-1 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-86/59+384-1F; CTR 3-5-84-384-1F
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The Application of Cumulative Damage Fatigue Theory to Highway Bridge Fatigue Design
1984 ... by Kurt D. Swenson and Karl H. Frank · The influence of small stress cycles caused by the dynamic response of a bridge upon the fatigue life of welded components was studied. Various loading waveforms were used to load a cantilever welded tee specimen. The fatigue life was measured and means of transforming the loading
306-2 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-86/07+306-2F; CTR 3-5-81-306-2F
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Fatigue Behavior of Pretensioned Concrete Girders
1984 ... T.R. Overman, John E. Breen, and Karl H. Frank · This report summarizes the fatigue testing of full scale precast pretensioned girders with unshored cast-in-place slabs. It includes an extensive literature review of prestressed concrete fatigue and development of design specifications relating to fatigue of prestressed concrete.
300-2 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-85/39+300-2F
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Fatigue Behavior of Longitudinal Transverse Stiffener Intersection
1983 ... by John D. Pass, Karl H. Frank, and Joseph A. Yura · The fatigue performance of a twin girder steel bridge in Dallas was investigated in this project. The fatigue life of the bridge was estimated using the results of field tests to determine the bridge's response to traffic loads and analytical and experimental studies to determine the
247-5 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-83/9+247-5F; CTR 3-5-79-247-5F
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Estimation of the Fatigue Life of a Test Bridge from Traffic Data
1983 ... by Peter W. Hoadley, Karl H. Frank, and Joseph A. Yura · Fatigue studies were conducted on a twin-girder, multilaned highway bridge. Two types of stress histories were measured at several locations on the bridge. One type of stress history was measured during the passage of a test truck of known weight. Stress histories were
247-4 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-83/8+247-4; CTR 3-5-79-247-4
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Fatigue Behavior of Welded Joints Subjected to Variable Amplitude Stresses
1983 ... by John M. Joehnk, Karl H. Frank, and Joseph A. Yura · The fatigue behavior of welded steel tees loaded in cantilever bending was examined using simple variable amplitude stress waveforms. These waveforms were developed by superimposing two sine wave signals, i.e., a high frequency/low amplitude signal upon a low
306-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-83/24+306-1; CTR 3-5-81-306-1
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A Fatigue Study of Prestressing Strand
1983 ... Conrad Paulson, Jr., Karl H. Frank, John E. Breen · This study reviews the literature which reports on fatigue studies of prestressing strand and also presents the results of a series of strand fatigue tests. The fatigue tests compared tests on samples of strand fatigue tests. The fatigue tests compared tests on samples of strand
300-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-82/54+300-1
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Evaluation of the Fatigue Performance of Butt-Welded Splices
1982 ... by Antonio J.F.P. Leite, Karl H. Frank, and Joseph A. Yura · The fatigue performance of flange transition butt-welded splices has been evaluated. Analytical solutions for the stress gradient correction. F sub G, are generated using a finite element method. The 1 to 2-1/2 slope transition recommended by the AASHTO
247-3 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-82/27+247-3; CTR 3-5-79-247-3
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Field Tests of a Continuous Twin Girder Steel Bridge
1981 ... Joseph a. Yura, Karl H. Frank, A.K. Gupta · The structural behavior of a twin girder continuous steel bridge was studied in the field to provide data for a fatigue evaluation of the structure. Girder strains and deflections were measured under normal traffic and with a 52,000-lb test truck traveling at various speeds up to 50
247-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-81/38+247-2
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Analytical Study of the Fatigue Behavior of a Longitudinal Transverse Stiffener Intersection
1981 ... by D.A. Platten, K.H. Frank and J.A. Yura · The fatigue life of the intersection of a longitudinal and transverse stiffener was estimated using the principles of fracture mechanics. A quarter section of a stiffened girder was analyzed using a three-dimensional finite element representation. The intersection area was then studied in
247-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-81/24+247-1; CTR 3-5-79-247-1
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An Experimental Study of Bolted Shear Connections
1981 ... K.H. Frank and Joseph A. Yura · · Publ. by: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
FHWA-RD-81-148 ... FHWA-RD-81-148
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Friction-Type Bolted Connections with A588 Weathering Steel
1981 ... L. Cayes, K.H. Frank, and Joseph A. Yura · · Publ. by: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
FHWA-RD-81-147 ... FHWA-RD-81-147
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Fatigue Loading of Cantilever Sign Structures From Truck Wind Gusts
1979 ... Bruce Creamer, Karl H. Frank and Richard Klinger · This is the final report of an experimental and analytical study to determine the fatigue loading on cantilever highway signs from gusts produced by trucks passing under the sign. Thee sign structures were instrumented in the field to determine their response from truck gusts.
209-1 F [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-79/10+209-1F
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Fatigue of Anchor Bolts
1978 ... Karl H. Frank · This is the second and final report of an experimental investigation to determine the behaviour of steel anchor bolts. One hundred and eight specimens were tested under fatigue and static loading. The parameters examined in the fatigue tests were Strength of steel (F sub y = 27 to 171 ksi); Thread size or pitch (4-
172-2 F [CTR] ... 0-172-2F
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