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FOURTH NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BRIDGE RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
 
RESEARCH ABSTRACT
 
Title:
Aerodynamic Investigations of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge
Author(s) and Affiliation(s):
Harold R. Bosch Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Federal Highway Administration, Mclean, VA 22101-2296
Principal Investigator:
Harold R. Bosch
Sponsor(s):
Federal Highway Administration
Research Start Date:
August 1981
Expected Completion Date:
August 1998
Research Objectives:
The objectives of the study are to evaluate the sensitivity of the bridge to ambient wind conditions at the site, develop retrofit measures which improve the structure's behavior, and elevate our overall understanding of how wind interacts with long-span bridges.
Expected Products or Deliverables:
This research is expected to produce a retrofit recommendation which will enhance the aerodynamic performance of the Deer Isle bridge. The research will lead to improved experimental techniques, more reliable analytical tools, and enhanced technology for structural monitoring. Additionally, the study will produce long term site-specific weather records as well as an extensive database of bridge response data before and after retrofit.

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