September 7-12, 2003
This paper deals with the design and analysis of a GFRP deck for the highway bridges. Several cellular tube sections are assessed to obtain a viable cross-sectional profile of the deck. Two GFRP patterns are proposed and tested. Using the proposed deck profile and GFRP patterns, a GFRP deck for a prototype steel I-girder bridge is designed and presented in this paper.
Hyeong-Yeol Kim, Sun-Myung Kim, and Yoon-Koog Hwang, "Design of a Pultruded GFRP Deck for Highway 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/7