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Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue

General Information

Study Number: TPF-5(189) View Commitment Details Status: Closed Contract/Other Number:
Lead Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation Last Updated: Nov 3, 2015
Contract Start Date: Sep 1, 2008 Est. Completion Date: Contract End Date: Aug 31, 2013
Solicitation Number: 1168
Partners: CA , FHWA , IADOT , IL , KS , LA , NJ , NY , OR , PADOT , TN , WA , WI , WY
Contractor(s): University of Kansas

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact(s):
  Rodney Montney
rodney@ksdot.org
Phone: 785-291-3844
Investigator(s):
  Caroline Bennett
crb@ku.edu
Agency: University of Kansas


Financial Summary:

Contract Amount: $892,496.00 Total Commitments Received: $1,060,000.00 100% SP&R Approval: Approved


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2008 $25,000.00 Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2009 $25,000.00 Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2011 $35,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $75,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2011 $25,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2012 $25,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2008 $75,000.00 Michael Patritch 307-777-4182 michael.patritch@dot.state.wy.us


Study Description

Background:
See attached file for background.
Objectives:
Distortion-induced fatigue cracks constitute a serious national problem given the large number of steel girder bridges constructed before 1985 that are affected by this type of failure. It is estimated that 90% of all fatigue-related cracks in bridges have arisen due to out-of-plane distortion (Connor and Fisher 2006). Finding, repairing, and potentially preventing fatigue cracks at details susceptible to out-of-plane distortion represents a significant expense to State DOTs. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that many of the affected bridge structures carry large traffic loads, or their geographical location is such that temporary closure would cause significant disruption to the economic activity of the local residents. While a number of repair and retrofit methods have been shown to be effective in addressing this problem (Roddis and Zhao 2001; Roddis and Zhao 2003; Stallings et al. 1999; Connor and Fisher 2006), these strategies can be time-consuming, expensive to implement, and often require temporary bridge closures. There are also instances in which these methods cannot be implemented due to lack of space in the affected region of the bridge. In those cases, the use of new and/or combined techniques may present a viable method for fatigue life extension.
The main objective of the proposed research is to explore the use of composite materials and hole treatments (ultrasonic impact treatment and bolt interference) to develop new retrofitting techniques aimed at extending the fatigue life of bridges with connection details susceptible to distortion-induced fatigue. The techniques that will be studied were selected because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to implement, and can be carried out without significant disruptions to traffic.
Scope of Work:
The proposed study will investigate innovative techniques for improving the fatigue life of steel girder bridges, specifically focusing on the urgent and ubiquitous problem of distortion-induced effects. The project will include computational and physical simulations of girder assemblies to evaluate the effectiveness of various retrofit techniques. See attached file for more details on scope of work.
Comments:
The committment requested from each partner is $75,000 which may be transferred over a three year period. The research will be conducted at the University of Kansas by Stan Rolfe, Adolfo Matamoros, Caroline Bennett and Ron Barrett-Gonzalez.


Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Final Report Final Report N
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Final Report Appendices Final Report N
TPF-5(189) Closeout Letter Memorandum N
Lead Acceptance Letter Other N
Agreement and Proposal (11/19/08) Other N
TPF-5(189) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Other N
Quarterly Report: 10/31/2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 12/31/2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 3/31/2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 6/30/2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 9/30/2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 12/31/2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report : 12/31/2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 3/31/2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: 6/30/2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Repart 9/30/2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report December 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
March 2012 Quaterly Report Quarterly Progress Report N
Sept 2012 Quarterly Report Quarterly Progress Report N
Dec 2012 Quarterly Report Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report December 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report March 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report June 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Proposal Document Request for Proposals N
Final Report Summary Study Summary N


Solicitation Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Solicitation N
 
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