Design and Detailing Requirements for Columns Under Collision

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

PROJECT NUMBER

19-680, TR-768

START DATE

01/01/19

END DATE

06/30/20

FOCUS AREAS

Infrastructure

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Alice Alipour

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Behrouz Shafei

Faculty Affiliate

About the research

There is a need for design of bridge pier system under the expected truck collision loads. The current Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) bridge design requirements for collision need to be updated to reflect the recent updates to the AASHTO LRFD code. Furthermore, the Iowa DOT is planning to introduce a new set of specifications for the standard three-column frame pier that could be used as a standard design under collision.

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