Development of Cost-Effective VARTM Technology for Repair and Hardening – Design Method and Specification for ALDOT Contractor

Project Details
STATE

AL

SOURCE

RIP

END DATE

12/14/18

RESEARCHERS

University of Alabama at Birmingham

SPONSORS

ALDOT

KEYWORDS

maintenance; bridges; VARTM; aging infrastructure

Project description

The objectives of this project are to complete critical follow-on tasks to pioneer the new & promising Vaccum-Assisted Resin Transfusion Method (VARTM) technology to address the issue of low cost repair & strengthening of bridge structures, and to develop design guidelines & specifications of the VARTM method for flexural & shear strengthening of the bridge girder.
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