Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(189)
Lead Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 01, 2008
Solicitation Number: 1168
Partners: CA, FHWA, IADOT, IL, KS, LA, NJ, NY, OR, PADOT, TN, WA, WI, WY
Contractor(s): University of Kansas
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2015
Contract End Date: Aug 31, 2013
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $892,496.00
Total Commitments Received: $1,060,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Rodney Montney
rodney@ksdot.org
Phone: 785-291-3844
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2008 $25,000.00 Vasant Mistry Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2009 $25,000.00 Vasant Mistry Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2011 $35,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $75,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2011 $25,000.00 Walid Alaywan Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2012 $25,000.00 Walid Alaywan Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Steven Lovejoy Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Edward Wasserman Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Edward Wasserman Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Edward Wasserman Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2008 $75,000.00 Gregg Fredrick Michael Patritch 307-777-4182 michael.patritch@dot.state.wy.us

Study Description

See attached file for background.

Objectives

Distortion-induced fatigue cracks constitute a serious national problem given the large number of steel girder bridges constructed before 1985 that are affected by this type of failure. It is estimated that 90% of all fatigue-related cracks in bridges have arisen due to out-of-plane distortion (Connor and Fisher 2006). Finding, repairing, and potentially preventing fatigue cracks at details susceptible to out-of-plane distortion represents a significant expense to State DOTs. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that many of the affected bridge structures carry large traffic loads, or their geographical location is such that temporary closure would cause significant disruption to the economic activity of the local residents. While a number of repair and retrofit methods have been shown to be effective in addressing this problem (Roddis and Zhao 2001; Roddis and Zhao 2003; Stallings et al. 1999; Connor and Fisher 2006), these strategies can be time-consuming, expensive to implement, and often require temporary bridge closures. There are also instances in which these methods cannot be implemented due to lack of space in the affected region of the bridge. In those cases, the use of new and/or combined techniques may present a viable method for fatigue life extension.

The main objective of the proposed research is to explore the use of composite materials and hole treatments (ultrasonic impact treatment and bolt interference) to develop new retrofitting techniques aimed at extending the fatigue life of bridges with connection details susceptible to distortion-induced fatigue. The techniques that will be studied were selected because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to implement, and can be carried out without significant disruptions to traffic.

Scope of Work

The proposed study will investigate innovative techniques for improving the fatigue life of steel girder bridges, specifically focusing on the urgent and ubiquitous problem of distortion-induced effects. The project will include computational and physical simulations of girder assemblies to evaluate the effectiveness of various retrofit techniques. See attached file for more details on scope of work.

Comments

The committment requested from each partner is $75,000 which may be transferred over a three year period. The research will be conducted at the University of Kansas by Stan Rolfe, Adolfo Matamoros, Caroline Bennett and Ron Barrett-Gonzalez.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Final Report Final Report TPF-5(189).pdf Final Report Public
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Final Report Appendices Appendix.pdf Final Report Public
TPF-5(189) Closeout Letter TPF-5(189) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Lead Acceptance Letter lead_acceptance_letter.pdf Other Public
Agreement and Proposal (11/19/08) New_KU_contract.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(189) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(189) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report: 10/31/2008 Progress_Report_2008-10-31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 12/31/2008 Progress_Report_2008-12-31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 3/31/2009 Progress_Report_2009-03-31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 6/30/2009 Progress_Report_2009-06-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 9/30/2009 Progress_Report_2009-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 12/31/2009 December_31_2009_TPF-5(189)_Progress_Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 March312010TPF-5(189)ProgressReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: October - December 2010 Dec30,2010TPF-5(189)ProgressReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report : 12/31/2010 TPF-5(189)quarterlyReport12-31-10.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 3/31/2011 TPF-5(189) quaterly report 3-31-11.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 6/30/2011 Progress_Report_2011-06-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Repart 9/30/2011 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Sept 2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report December 2011 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Dec 2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2012 Quaterly Report TPF-5-189-Quarterly Report - March 2012 2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Sept 2012 Quarterly Report TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Sept 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Dec 2012 Quarterly Report TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Dec2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report December 2013 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Jan2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report March 2014 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Mar2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report June 2014 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - June 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Proposal Document rfp.pdf Request for Proposals Public
Final Report Summary Fianl Report Summary.pdf Study Summary Public

Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(189)
Lead Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 01, 2008
Solicitation Number: 1168
Partners: CA, FHWA, IADOT, IL, KS, LA, NJ, NY, OR, PADOT, TN, WA, WI, WY
Contractor(s): University of Kansas
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2015
Contract End Date: Aug 31, 2013
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $892,496.00
Total Commitments Received: $1,060,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Rodney Montney
rodney@ksdot.org
Phone: 785-291-3844
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2008 $25,000.00 Vasant Mistry Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2009 $25,000.00 Vasant Mistry Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2011 $35,000.00 Sheila Moynihan Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $75,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 John Jones Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2011 $25,000.00 Walid Alaywan Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2012 $25,000.00 Walid Alaywan Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Scott Lagace Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Steven Lovejoy Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $35,000.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Edward Wasserman Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Edward Wasserman Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Edward Wasserman Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2008 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2009 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Craig Wehrle Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2008 $75,000.00 Gregg Fredrick Michael Patritch 307-777-4182 michael.patritch@dot.state.wy.us

Study Description

Study Description

See attached file for background.

Objectives

Distortion-induced fatigue cracks constitute a serious national problem given the large number of steel girder bridges constructed before 1985 that are affected by this type of failure. It is estimated that 90% of all fatigue-related cracks in bridges have arisen due to out-of-plane distortion (Connor and Fisher 2006). Finding, repairing, and potentially preventing fatigue cracks at details susceptible to out-of-plane distortion represents a significant expense to State DOTs. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that many of the affected bridge structures carry large traffic loads, or their geographical location is such that temporary closure would cause significant disruption to the economic activity of the local residents. While a number of repair and retrofit methods have been shown to be effective in addressing this problem (Roddis and Zhao 2001; Roddis and Zhao 2003; Stallings et al. 1999; Connor and Fisher 2006), these strategies can be time-consuming, expensive to implement, and often require temporary bridge closures. There are also instances in which these methods cannot be implemented due to lack of space in the affected region of the bridge. In those cases, the use of new and/or combined techniques may present a viable method for fatigue life extension.

The main objective of the proposed research is to explore the use of composite materials and hole treatments (ultrasonic impact treatment and bolt interference) to develop new retrofitting techniques aimed at extending the fatigue life of bridges with connection details susceptible to distortion-induced fatigue. The techniques that will be studied were selected because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to implement, and can be carried out without significant disruptions to traffic.

Scope of Work

The proposed study will investigate innovative techniques for improving the fatigue life of steel girder bridges, specifically focusing on the urgent and ubiquitous problem of distortion-induced effects. The project will include computational and physical simulations of girder assemblies to evaluate the effectiveness of various retrofit techniques. See attached file for more details on scope of work.

Comments

The committment requested from each partner is $75,000 which may be transferred over a three year period. The research will be conducted at the University of Kansas by Stan Rolfe, Adolfo Matamoros, Caroline Bennett and Ron Barrett-Gonzalez.

Title File/Link Type Private
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Final Report Final Report TPF-5(189).pdf Final Report Public
Enhancement of Welded Steel Bridge Girders Susceptible to Distortion-Induced Fatigue Final Report Appendices Appendix.pdf Final Report Public
TPF-5(189) Closeout Letter TPF-5(189) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Lead Acceptance Letter lead_acceptance_letter.pdf Other Public
Agreement and Proposal (11/19/08) New_KU_contract.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(189) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(189) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report: 10/31/2008 Progress_Report_2008-10-31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 12/31/2008 Progress_Report_2008-12-31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 3/31/2009 Progress_Report_2009-03-31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 6/30/2009 Progress_Report_2009-06-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 9/30/2009 Progress_Report_2009-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 12/31/2009 December_31_2009_TPF-5(189)_Progress_Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 March312010TPF-5(189)ProgressReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: October - December 2010 Dec30,2010TPF-5(189)ProgressReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report : 12/31/2010 TPF-5(189)quarterlyReport12-31-10.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 3/31/2011 TPF-5(189) quaterly report 3-31-11.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: 6/30/2011 Progress_Report_2011-06-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Repart 9/30/2011 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Sept 2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report December 2011 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Dec 2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2012 Quaterly Report TPF-5-189-Quarterly Report - March 2012 2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Sept 2012 Quarterly Report TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Sept 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Dec 2012 Quarterly Report TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Dec2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report December 2013 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Jan2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report March 2014 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - Mar2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report June 2014 TPF-5-189 - Quarterly Report - June 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Proposal Document rfp.pdf Request for Proposals Public
Final Report Summary Fianl Report Summary.pdf Study Summary Public

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