Conference Dates

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.