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dc.contributor.advisorFu, Chung C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBriner, Timothyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-10T11:40:37Z
dc.date.available2012-10-10T11:40:37Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/13107
dc.description.abstractAdjacent precast, prestressed concrete multi-beam bridges have recently become more prevalent due to their rapid construction time and cost effectiveness. However, longitudinal cracking primarily caused by insufficient and/or inadequate transverse connection between the beams has been discovered in the concrete overlays of recently built skewed bridges. Maryland State Highway Administration requested a research project be conducted to determine the cause or causes of the reflective cracking and propose revisions to the current state code concerning the number, orientation, and location of the transverse post-tensioning. This thesis contains a description of the behavior of skewed bridges, a survey of other states' practices, a field test conducted on a local bridge that has exhibited longitudinal cracking, the finite element model analyses simulating the field test and their corresponding results, and a parametric study conducted to determine the best practices for transversely post-tensioning this type of bridge in Maryland.en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of Skewed Simple Span Transversely Post-Tensioned Adjacent Precast Concrete Slab Bridgesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCivil engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledadjacenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbridgeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpost-tensionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledprecasten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledskewen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtransverseen_US


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