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Accession Number PB2014-101223
Title Designing Bridges for Service Life, Renewal Project Brief.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 4p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Addressing service life during bridge design has the potential to significantly reduce the costs and risks that are associated with bridge maintenance and preservation activities. A systematic approach to designing bridges and their elements, components, systems, and subsystems for service life provides an array of options that can enhance service life and optimize the timing of interventions. Design Guide for Bridges for Service Life (the Guide) was produced in Bridges for Service Life beyond 100 Years: Innovative Systems, Subsystems, and Components (SHRP 2 Project R19A). The main objective of the Guide is to provide information and define procedures for systematically designing for service life and durability for both new and existing bridges. It includes new concepts and approaches that offer improvements to current practice and have the potential to enhance the service life of bridges. The Guide is intended to equip users with the knowledge needed to develop specific optimal solutions for a bridge. The Guides approach to designing for service life is based on a framework, outlined in 12 steps, that is applicable to all bridges and adaptable to specifics that vary from bridge to bridge. This project brief provides an overview of the Guide and its 12 steps.
Keywords Bridges(Structures)
Carbon steels
Clad metals
Concrete structures
Corrosion resistance
Service life
Stainless steels

Source Agency National Search Council Strategic Highway Research
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
71G - Corrosion & Corrosion Inhibition
71 - Materials Sciences
Corporate Author Strategic Highway Research Program, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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