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TimePresCompBridge SIGNED

Time-dependent design and assessment of prestressed steel-concrete composite bridges with external FRP tendons

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Project "TimePresCompBridge" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Highfield
postcode: SO17 1BJ

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2019-11-01


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 Project objective

Large EU projects and surveys reveal that the frequency and cost of bridge repairs in Europe have significantly increased due to traffic loads higher than those considered in the initial design, harsh environmental conditions, use of de-icing salts especially in countries with cold climates, poor quality of construction materials, and limited maintenance. Most importantly, the aforementioned projects and surveys highlight that current repair and strengthening methods are costly and time-consuming and result in large socio-economic losses due to disruption of traffic flow such as travel delays, longer travel distances, insufficient move of goods, and loss of business. Therefore, bridge owners and bridge engineers urgently seek to transfer into real-life projects more efficient and less disruptive methods for bridge repair, strengthening and maintenance. External post-tensioning is recognised as a powerful technique in the rehabilitation of existing bridges as well as in the construction of new bridges. For the advantages of noncorrosive property and high strength, fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are being increasingly used for external tendons instead of conventional steel ones. Existing research on externally prestressed steel-concrete composite bridges has focused on the short-term loading. However, the inevitable loss of long-term performance of prestressed composite bridges is of primary concern in practice, especially when FRP tendons are used. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate deeply the long-term behaviour of these bridges and, on this basis, to propose practical design guidelines. In this fellowship, an experimental and numerical study will be carried out to understand the time-dependent performance of composite girder bridges with FRP tendons. Long-term tests will be performed. Moreover, a novel computer programme capable of performing time-dependent analysis will be developed and used to conduct an extensive numerical investigation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Tiejiong Lou, Theodore L. Karavasilis
Numerical assessment of the nonlinear behavior of continuous prestressed steel-concrete composite beams
published pages: 116-127, ISSN: 0141-0296, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.04.031
Engineering Structures 190 2020-01-28
2019 Tiejiong Lou, Di Min, Wei Sun, Bo Chen
Numerical assessment of continuous prestressed NSC and HSC members with external CFRP tendons
published pages: 111671, ISSN: 0263-8223, DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111671
Composite Structures 2020-01-28
2018 Tiejiong Lou, Theodore L. Karavasilis
Time-dependent assessment and deflection prediction of prestressed concrete beams with unbonded CFRP tendons
published pages: 365-376, ISSN: 0263-8223, DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.04.013
Composite Structures 194 2020-01-28
2019 Tiejiong Lou, Theodore L. Karavasilis
Numerical evaluation of prestressed steel-concrete composite girders with external FRP or steel tendons
published pages: 105698, ISSN: 0143-974X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.105698
Journal of Constructional Steel Research 162 2020-01-28
2019 Tiejiong Lou, Chengming Peng, Theodore L. Karavasilis, Di Min, Wei Sun
Moment redistribution versus neutral axis depth in continuous PSC beams with external CFRP tendons
published pages: 109927, ISSN: 0141-0296, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109927
Engineering Structures 2020-01-28

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