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dc.contributor.authorColeman, Jason Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:33:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:33:27Z
dc.date.issued2002-02-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04152002-222326en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31720
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents research completed on the experimental performance of two 6 3/4 in thick bridge deck panels fabricated by the Stongwell Corporation of Bristol, Virginia. The panels are made of off-the-shelf, pultruded glass fiber-reinforced polymer elements, bonded and mechanically fastened together. The testing involved laboratory stiffness tests performed on one deck panel which afterwards, was placed in a field test site at the I-81 Troutville Weigh Station facility. The daily truck traffic over the deck panel at this site is approximately 5400 vehicles. The second deck panel was constructed as a prototype to test benefits of steel thru-rod mechanical connectors. Further, a rubber tire loading patch was developed for the laboratory stiffness and strength tests performed on this second specimen to investigate modes of failure. Both decks made use of a hook bolt type connection to steel support beams in order to reduce damage seen in previous methods of connection.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartJason_Coleman_Thesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectbridge decksen_US
dc.subjectpultrusionen_US
dc.subjectfiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)en_US
dc.subjectfiberglassen_US
dc.titleContinuation of Field and Laboratory Tests of a Proposed Bridge Deck Panel Fabricated from Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Componentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoberts-Wollmann, Carin L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGomez, Jose P.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04152002-222326/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairCousins, Thomas E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairLesko, John J.en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-04-15en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-05-17
dc.date.adate2002-05-17en_US


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