Research Center : Université de Sherbrooke (Department of Civil Engineering and Building Engineering)
Researcher : Dr. Radhouane Masmoudi, PhD, Eng.
This research project aims to assess the performance of elements of the original Champlain Bridge strengthened using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) during the bridge’s activity period. This project will also establish a relationship between the level of degradation and the strengthening lifetime. The results of this work can serve the JCCBI in strategic planning for rehabilitation works of other infrastructures within a sustainable development approach.
Evaluate the performance of the CFRP strengthening technique in terms of capacities, deformations, and lifespan
Evaluate the quality of adhesion and calculate the resistance to static ultimate adhesion
Assess the effect of environmental conditions on the long-term performance of the CFRP reinforcing technique
Verify the precision level of design equations in CSA and ACI standards and suggest improvements
40 months (the project started on February 14, 2020)
Location: approach span (reinforced concrete structure)
Element type: intermediate girders, diaphragm samples and intermediate slabs