In Situ Experimental Study on the Behavior of UHPC Composite Orthotropic Steel Bridge Deck

Li Su, Shilei Wang, Yan Gao, Jianlei Liu, Xudong Shao
2020 Materials  
A novel ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) layer composite orthotropic steel deck was adopted in the construction of a new bridge in China to improve the fatigue performance of the orthotropic steel deck plate and reduce the disease of surface wearing layer. In situ experiments were conducted to study the UHPC layer's impact on the behavior of the orthotropic steel deck. The test vehicle loads were applied on the deck plate before and after UHPC layer paving, the stresses where fatigue
more » ... where fatigue cracks usually occur and the deflections of critical sections were measured. The test results verified that the UHPC composite steel deck system could significantly reduce the stress of the rib-to-deck connection region and the stress at the bottom toe of rib-to-diaphragm weld. In addition, it slightly influenced the performance of U shape rib, girder web-to-deck and diaphragm cutout.
doi:10.3390/ma13010253 pmid:31935988 fatcat:v6vbkeyl7bfg7l6g27srgld6ve