Research Center : University of Ottawa, Department of Civil Engineering
This project aims to investigate the correlation of damage data gathered at the material scale with the overall performance of aging structural members.
This study will provide JCCBI with testing and analytical tools to quantitatively assess the state of deterioration and structural integrity of members because of damage induced by reinforcement corrosion, freeze/thaw cycles and alkali-aggregate reaction.
Photo: delamination of a pier
Assess the actual condition of bridge components
Evaluate the effectiveness of multiple rehabilitation strategies after a period of several years
Develop a management framework for other similar structures
36 months following access to the parts of the bridge (the project started on February 2020)
Location: approach span (reinforced concrete structure)
Element type: edge girders, intermediate girders, pier sections, pier cap sections, infill slabs and intermediate diaphragms.