September 7-12, 2003
High Performance Steel, grade 70 (HPS-70W) became available for use in early 1996 for fabrication and testing in bridges. Two (2) states, Nebraska and Tennessee agreed to be the first to implement usage. This paper provides a discussion of 3 Tennessee case histories in which high performance steel has been used to achieve weight and cost economies.
Edward P. Wasserman, W. Henry Pate, and Tim Huff, "The Evolution of Best Practices with High Performance Steel for Bridges" in "Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings, and Other Structures III", Vasant Mistry, P.E., Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration, USA; Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineering Department, University of Nebraska, USA; John M. Hooks, P.E., Office of Infrastructure Research & Development, Federal Highway Administration, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, Volume P05 (2003). http://dc.engconfintl.org/advanced_materials/10