Phase IMinimization of Cracking in New Concrete Bridge Decks

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Phase I: Minimization of Cracking in New Concrete Bridge

2017-11-14  strategic attempt to reduce or eliminate random cracking that is caused by restrained shrinkage in new concrete bridge decks constructed in Nevada. The overall objective will be achieved through a three phase research program of which the results of

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(PDF) BRIDGE DECKS: MITIGATION OF CRACKING AND

T ransverse cracking in concrete bridge (Ieft), and steel gir der bridge (right). Restrained shrinkage that occurs soon after pouring is theorized to be one of the primary causes of this cracking.

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INVESTIGATION OF BRIDGE DECK CRACKING IN VARIOUS BRIDGE ...

However, an overview of overlay cracking is also presented. The first phase was a field evaluation to investigate the scope of the problem. Using the information gathered from the first phase, the second phase instrumented a typical bridge structure to provide an understanding of the behavior of transverse cracks in a concrete bridge deck.

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Premature Cracking of Concrete Bridge Decks: Causes

ncreased cracking has been observed in recent years in newly constructed concrete highway bridge decks in Pennsylvania. Premature cracking is a concern, because the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PADOT's) experience has shown that cracks can cause steel to corrode and concrete to deteriorate, resulting in decreased deck service life. Prevention of premature cracks can provide longer deck

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Tranverse Cracking In Concrete Bridge Decks

2016-5-18  concrete bridge deck mix designs. One of the suspected reasons for increased transverse cracking observed in bridge decks used in the State of Minnesota was a change in the standard concrete mix design from what was termed a 3Y mix to a 3X mix. To reduce the occurrence of transverse

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"Investigation of Bridge Deck Cracking in Various Bridge ...

Many bridges in the state of Indiana have been identified to have cracking in the concrete deck. Cracking has been identified in the negative and positive moment regions of bridges on both the top and bottom surfaces and can appear before or shortly after the opening of the structure to live loads. Significant crack widths and various degrees of cracking exist in different bridge systems ...

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Phase II Pooled Fund Study for the Construction of Crack ...

2021-8-11  PHASE II POOLED FUND STUDY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CRACK-FREE CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS. Research Project Statement: Cracks in concrete bridge decks provide easy access for water and deicing chemicals that shorten the life of the deck. Both materials increase the effects of freeze-thaw damage, while the deicing chemicals lead to higher concentrations of chlorides,

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Crack Free Bridge Decks - University of Kansas

2012-8-30  Research Project Statement: Cracks in concrete bridge decks provide easy access for water and deicing chemicals that shorten the life of the deck. Both materials increase the effects of freeze-thaw damage, while the deicing chemicals lead to higher concentrations of chlorides, and subsequently, corrosion of reinforcing steel.

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"Control and Repair of Bridge Deck Cracking" by Robert J ...

Cracking of bridge decks poses a significant threat to the lifespan of our nation’s bridges. Cracking has been shown to occur in various climates and geographical areas and can be seen on various types of superstructures. Often these cracks appear before or shortly after opening the bridge to live loads. Cracks in the deck create a path for water and deicing salts to reach the steel, often ...

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EVALUATION OF SHRINKAGE CRACKING POTENTIAL OF CONCRETE ...

Particularly for RC bridge decks, shrinkage of the concrete may cause cracking of the deck, and if severe may extend down to the reinforcement and possibly further [41]. The severity of shrinkage ...

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Bridge Decks: Mitigation of Cracking and Increased ...

2020-12-1  Bridge Decks: Mitigation of Cracking and Increased Durability—Phase III Published Date: 2020-12-01. Language: ... and more restrictive support conditions increased the concrete tensile stress and led to potential cracking in the concrete deck. ... Internal curing is a relatively new technique being used to promote hydration of portland cement ...

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No. 0092-09-06 What’s Causing Cracking in New Bridge

2015-12-28  New bridge decks in Wisconsin are developing early-age transverse cracks and map cracks on concrete overlays.Researchers identified the key factors that cause early-age cracking in concrete bridge decks in Wisconsin and provide recommend ations to reduce or eliminate such cracking. Keywords: concrete bridge deck, crack, concrete shrinkage ...

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INVESTIGATION OF BRIDGE DECK CRACKING IN VARIOUS BRIDGE ...

However, an overview of overlay cracking is also presented. The first phase was a field evaluation to investigate the scope of the problem. Using the information gathered from the first phase, the second phase instrumented a typical bridge structure to provide an understanding of the behavior of transverse cracks in a concrete bridge deck.

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Bridge Decks: Mitigation of Cracking and Increased ...

Bridge Decks: Mitigation of Cracking and Increased Durability—Phase III. Early-age cracking in concrete decks significantly reduces the service life of bridges. This report discusses the application of various concrete mixtures that include potential early mitigation ingredients.

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Development of Optimal Concrete Mix Designs for Bridge

the cracking problem of concrete bridge decks has not been solved completely in the state of Colorado. Since 1998, several new concrete mix designs (such as Class SF and Class DT) have been used for bridge decks, in addition to Class D. In a recent research report published in 1999

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Tranverse Cracking In Concrete Bridge Decks

2010-4-11  concrete bridge deck mix designs. One of the suspected reasons for increased transverse cracking observed in bridge decks used in the State of Minnesota was a change in the standard concrete mix design from what was termed a 3Y mix to a 3X mix. To reduce the occurrence of transverse

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Crack Free Bridge Decks

2014-6-13  "Low-Cracking, High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks - Case Studies over First 6 Years," Transporation Research Record, No. 2202, December 2010, pp. 61-69. Download pdf. SL Report 11-3 "Crack Surveys of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks in Kansas 2009-2010"

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Causes of Early Age Cracking on Concrete Bridge Deck ...

Cracking of newly placed binary Portland cement-slag concrete adjacent to bridge deck expansion dam replacements has been observed on several newly rehabilitated sections of bridge decks. This paper investigates the causes of cracking by assessing the concrete mixtures specified for bridge deck rehabilitation projects, as well as reviewing the structural design of decks and the construction ...

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"Mitigating Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete in Bridge Decks ...

As the need for durable, long lasting infrastructure increases, new methods and techniques are being explored to prolong the service life of roads and bridges. One method to reduce shrinkage and early age cracking in concrete is internal curing. Internal curing supplies water to concrete, using pre-wetted lightweight aggregate (LWA), as needed throughout the process of hydration to reduce self ...

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EVALUATION OF SHRINKAGE CRACKING POTENTIAL OF CONCRETE ...

Particularly for RC bridge decks, shrinkage of the concrete may cause cracking of the deck, and if severe may extend down to the reinforcement and possibly further [41]. The severity of shrinkage ...

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No. 0092-09-06 What’s Causing Cracking in New Bridge

2015-12-28  New bridge decks in Wisconsin are developing early-age transverse cracks and map cracks on concrete overlays.Researchers identified the key factors that cause early-age cracking in concrete bridge decks in Wisconsin and provide recommend ations to reduce or eliminate such cracking. Keywords: concrete bridge deck, crack, concrete shrinkage ...

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Development of Optimal Concrete Mix Designs for Bridge

the cracking problem of concrete bridge decks has not been solved completely in the state of Colorado. Since 1998, several new concrete mix designs (such as Class SF and Class DT) have been used for bridge decks, in addition to Class D. In a recent research report published in 1999

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Crack Free Bridge Decks

2014-6-13  "Low-Cracking, High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks - Case Studies over First 6 Years," Transporation Research Record, No. 2202, December 2010, pp. 61-69. Download pdf. SL Report 11-3 "Crack Surveys of Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks in Kansas 2009-2010"

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Mitigating Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete in Bridge

2018-8-9  developed specifically for use in bridge decks and adhered to specifications of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD). The concrete mixtures contained LWA at rates of 0, 100, 200, and 300 lb/yd3. The research was divided into two phases. The first phase

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"Mitigating Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete in Bridge Decks ...

As the need for durable, long lasting infrastructure increases, new methods and techniques are being explored to prolong the service life of roads and bridges. One method to reduce shrinkage and early age cracking in concrete is internal curing. Internal curing supplies water to concrete, using pre-wetted lightweight aggregate (LWA), as needed throughout the process of hydration to reduce self ...

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Causes of Early Age Cracking on Concrete Bridge Deck ...

Cracking of newly placed binary Portland cement-slag concrete adjacent to bridge deck expansion dam replacements has been observed on several newly rehabilitated sections of bridge decks. This paper investigates the causes of cracking by assessing the concrete mixtures specified for bridge deck rehabilitation projects, as well as reviewing the structural design of decks and the construction ...

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CONSTRUCTION OF LOW- CRACKING HIGH

2019-9-23  cracking in a series of 17 bridge decks (in 22 pl acements) in Kansas using specifications for Low- Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) incl ude using concrete mixtures with low cement paste (cementitious material and water) contents (below 25% by volume of concrete) to limit

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Modern concrete bridge deck analysis considering the ...

2021-1-4  The paper proposes a three-phase approach for the prediction of cracking, deflections, ductility and load capacity. The method increases the accuracy of current grillage and conventional linear finite-element methods by taking into account flexural cracking extensions using an

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Bridge Deck Construction Manual - Caltrans

2020-4-2  The techniques and procedures involved in bridge deck construction have remained fairly consistent since the first publication of this manual in 1991. However, introduction of new materials, methods, and specifications such as the “Quiet Deck” and “Crack-Less Concrete Bridge Deck

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Concrete cracking in tension members and application to ...

2019-7-17  Concrete cracking in tension members and application to deck slabs of bridges A. Muttoni∗and M. Fern´andez Ruiz† Abstract: Currently, estimations of the crack width in the deck slab of bridges given by codes of practice are based on either theoretical or empirical approaches considering mainly the monotonic loading behaviour.

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