Innovative strengthening technique using prestressed fibre wraps for bridge headstocks

Aravinthan, T. and Heldt, T. (2005) Innovative strengthening technique using prestressed fibre wraps for bridge headstocks. In: ASEC 2005: 6th Australian Structural Engineering Conference Structural engineering : preserving and building into the future , 11-14 Sep 2005, Newcastle, Australia.

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On most short span bridges, headstocks are used to connect the bridge superstructure with the substructure. Deterioration of existing headstocks due to increased traffic loading and structural aging has become evident in many bridges in Australia and worldwide. The number of heavy trucks and traffic volume on these bridges have increased and exceeded the values used at the time of their
design. Structural upgrades of headstocks usually require the existing headstock to be strengthened, both in shear and flexure, and the magnitude of increase is normally in the order of 100% of the original capacity. As such, there is an urgent need for strengthening bridge elements such as
headstocks using appropriate strengthening technologies.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2008 04:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre reinforced plastic (FRP); strengthening techniques; bridge headstocks; bridges
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120402 Engineering Design Knowledge
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified

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