This research project investigates the development of innovative, durable and cost-effective reinforcement solutions for steel bridges using high modulus CFRPs. This study will provide JCCBI with guidelines on the application of this technique under different environmental conditions to improve the performance of corroded steel bridges and increase their lifetime.
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Examine the feasibility and efficiency of using HM-CFRP for strengthening/repair of steel bridges
Develop analytical models to estimate the service life of the steel elements strengthened with HM-CFRP composites
Develop a guideline for durable installation of HM-CFRP in the field
4 years (the project started on February 17, 2020)
Location: Main span (Steel section)
Element type: Gusset steel plates, Truss members and bracing