STUDY OF THE IMPACTS OF IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY ON BRIDGES

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1263
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2010
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Solicitation Expires: Sep 30, 2010
Partners: IADOT, IL, KS, MN, NE, OK, WI
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2011
Commitment End Year: 2016
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $100,000.00
Commitments Received: $320,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Mark Dunn
mark.dunn@iowadot.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Firas Ibrahim
firas.ibrahim@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-4598
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $0.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2013 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2011 $30,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov

Background

Traditional bridge design and bridge rating are based upon codified procedures that examine a bridge¿s capability to resist traditional highway-type vehicles (e.g., trucks). It is known, however, that other vehicles (e.g., farm/agricultural vehicles or implements of husbandry) use these bridges. These farm vehicles have characteristics that are quite different from traditional vehicles; specifically, they tend to have different wheel spacing, different gage widths, different wheel footprints, dynamic coupling characteristics, and others. Further, these vehicles are carrying heavier loads as the agriculture industry has desired them to do so. Currently, the Iowa DOT Bridge Rating Engineer must make assumptions about how highway bridges resist these non-traditional vehicles. Thus, a research study is needed to more accurately characterize how applied loads from these implements of husbandry are resisted. Specifically, it is desired to understand how these agriculture loads are distributed through the structural elements comprising the bridge and to assess the magnitude of the dynamic loads these vehicles impose. Further, it is desired to know what methods of analyzing bridges for these loads are acceptable, so that accurate bridge ratings may be produced.

Objectives

The objective of this study is to determine how the implements of husbandry distribute their load within a bridge structural system and to provide recommendations for accurately analyzing bridges for these loading effects. To achieve this objective the distribution of live load and dynamic impact effects for different types of agricultural vehicles will be determined by load testing and evaluating two general types of bridges. The types of equipment studied will include but will not be limited to; grain wagons/grain carts, manure tank wagons, agriculture fertilizer applicators, and tractors. Once the effect of these vehicles has been determined, recommendations for the analysis of bridges for these non-traditional vehicles will be developed.

Scope of Work

The research is proposed to be conducted in two phases. Since Iowa DOT has already identified bridges needing evaluation, Iowa DOT is providing the funding sufficient for the completion of Phase I. Iowa State University (ISU) researchers associated with the Bridge Engineering Center will be performing the tasks associated with Phase I.

A proposed Phase II will provide the opportunity for other states to participate, including suggesting additional bridges/bridge types for evaluation or for the expansion of the Phase I plan to include a more comprehensive analytical component.

The number of bridges to be evaluated depends upon the number of states/organizations participating in the pooled fund, the level of cooperation of local implement operators, and other factors. For example, if the bridges to be tested in Phase II are all located in the State of Iowa it is estimated that the cost per additional bridge would be $10,000. If, however, the bridges selected for inclusion in Phase II are outside of Iowa, it is estimated that the per bridge cost would be approximately 20% higher.

Comments

Minimum 2 states @ $10,000 per year for 5 years

Requirements of partners:

¿ Financial support

¿ TAC participation

¿ Provide bridge information files as requested by the research team

¿ Provide access to tested bridges

¿ Provide needed traffic control during testing

¿ Provide a tandem axle dump truck for testing

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STUDY OF THE IMPACTS OF IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY ON BRIDGES

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1263
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2010
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Solicitation Expires: Sep 30, 2010
Partners: IADOT, IL, KS, MN, NE, OK, WI
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2011
Commitment End Year: 2016
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $100,000.00
Commitments Received: $320,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Mark Dunn
mark.dunn@iowadot.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Firas Ibrahim
firas.ibrahim@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-4598
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 James Klein Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $0.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2013 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $6,000.00 Kent Anschutz Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2011 $30,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Mark Traynowicz Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Walter Peters Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Travis McDaniel Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov

Background

Traditional bridge design and bridge rating are based upon codified procedures that examine a bridge¿s capability to resist traditional highway-type vehicles (e.g., trucks). It is known, however, that other vehicles (e.g., farm/agricultural vehicles or implements of husbandry) use these bridges. These farm vehicles have characteristics that are quite different from traditional vehicles; specifically, they tend to have different wheel spacing, different gage widths, different wheel footprints, dynamic coupling characteristics, and others. Further, these vehicles are carrying heavier loads as the agriculture industry has desired them to do so. Currently, the Iowa DOT Bridge Rating Engineer must make assumptions about how highway bridges resist these non-traditional vehicles. Thus, a research study is needed to more accurately characterize how applied loads from these implements of husbandry are resisted. Specifically, it is desired to understand how these agriculture loads are distributed through the structural elements comprising the bridge and to assess the magnitude of the dynamic loads these vehicles impose. Further, it is desired to know what methods of analyzing bridges for these loads are acceptable, so that accurate bridge ratings may be produced.

Objectives

The objective of this study is to determine how the implements of husbandry distribute their load within a bridge structural system and to provide recommendations for accurately analyzing bridges for these loading effects. To achieve this objective the distribution of live load and dynamic impact effects for different types of agricultural vehicles will be determined by load testing and evaluating two general types of bridges. The types of equipment studied will include but will not be limited to; grain wagons/grain carts, manure tank wagons, agriculture fertilizer applicators, and tractors. Once the effect of these vehicles has been determined, recommendations for the analysis of bridges for these non-traditional vehicles will be developed.

Scope of Work

The research is proposed to be conducted in two phases. Since Iowa DOT has already identified bridges needing evaluation, Iowa DOT is providing the funding sufficient for the completion of Phase I. Iowa State University (ISU) researchers associated with the Bridge Engineering Center will be performing the tasks associated with Phase I.

A proposed Phase II will provide the opportunity for other states to participate, including suggesting additional bridges/bridge types for evaluation or for the expansion of the Phase I plan to include a more comprehensive analytical component.

The number of bridges to be evaluated depends upon the number of states/organizations participating in the pooled fund, the level of cooperation of local implement operators, and other factors. For example, if the bridges to be tested in Phase II are all located in the State of Iowa it is estimated that the cost per additional bridge would be $10,000. If, however, the bridges selected for inclusion in Phase II are outside of Iowa, it is estimated that the per bridge cost would be approximately 20% higher.

Comments

Minimum 2 states @ $10,000 per year for 5 years

Requirements of partners:

¿ Financial support

¿ TAC participation

¿ Provide bridge information files as requested by the research team

¿ Provide access to tested bridges

¿ Provide needed traffic control during testing

¿ Provide a tandem axle dump truck for testing

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