Monday, October 6
10:00am – 11:30am
(M21) Considering Bridge Decks
Track: National Bridge Conference
Long-term Protection of Bridge Deck System with Constructible Fibrous Bonded Latex-Modified Concrete Overlay Having Structural Benefits (03), Mohammad Alhassan, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN and Mohsen Issa, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL
Latex-modified concrete (LMC) overlays have superior performance characteristics over micros-silica concrete overlays and other overlay types. LMC provides unique features critical for fulfilling the functionality of the overlay.
A Low Noise, Large Movement Expansion Joint System for Concrete Bridges (34), Ronald J. Watson, R.J. Watson, Inc., Amhurst, NY and Xavier Delattre, Granor Rubber & Engineering
Traffic noise generated by bridge expansion joints appears to be an increasing concern for road authorities in the U.S. and abroad, especially in densely populated areas In addition to reviewing the results of this study performed in Australia, this paper will also cover some case histories of this joint system.
Increasing the Durability of Concrete Bridge Decks with Surfacing and Reducing Their Life Cycle Costs (58), John Hammond, Pavement Innovations Ltd, UK
The project was to develop design criteria and application procedures to further enhance bridge deck waterproofing/thin surfacing composite, thereby increasing bridge durability and reducing life cycle costs.
Improving Tomorrow's Infrastructure: Extending the Life of Concrete Structures with Solid Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars (76), Raymond Schnell, Talley Metals, McBee, SC
Solid stainless steel rebar will continue to be used in the construction of bridge decks, ramps, columns, and critical structural members. This is seen especially where such materials will be required to withstand the harsh effects of the environment, whether seismic in nature or corrosive.