June 17-19, 1996
Buffalo, New York
Ian G. Buckle
of New York
Ian M. Friedland
Organized by the
of New York
Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress
- This 459-page volume contains 67 papers presenting a cross-section of current bridge
research being conducted throughout the United States and Canada. Each paper includes an
abstract describing the project, principal investigator, sponsor(s), research objectives,
expected products or deliverables, performance period, and author biographies. Papers
describe the research objectives, methodology and preliminary results, if any.
These proceedings also contain a list of poster presentations and reports summarizing the
results of research that was "in progress" at the time of the third workshop
held at the University of California, San Diego in 1992.
Workshop Table of Contents
Session I - Bridge Management and Condition Assessment
Session II - Seismic Performance, Design, and Retrofitting
Session III - Concrete, Masonry, and Composite Construction
Session IV - Steel Bridges
Session V - Seismic Performance, Design, and Retrofitting
Session VI - Composite and Other Materials
Session VII - Analysis, Loads, and Bearings
- The Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress was held June 17 - 19, 1996
in Buffalo, New York. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the program was
organized by the Civil Engineering Department of the State University of New York at
Buffalo and the National Center for arthquake Engineering Research.
The program was the fourth in a series of NSF-sponsored workshops. Others took place Lt
Iowa State University (1988), the University of Nevada, Reno (1990), and the University of
California, San Diego (1992).
- The workshop provided a forum for the bridge research and design communities to exchange
information about the nature and progress of research in North America. It brought
together more than 160 participants from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The 2½-day program included more than 70 oral presentations and 15 poster presentations
from bridge researchers and designers, representatives from agencies that own and maintain
bridges, and those which support transportation research, including:
- National Science Foundation
- Federal Highway Administration
- Transportation Research Board
- American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
A Useful Resource for Bridge Researchers and Engineers
- Proceedings of the Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress serve as an
excellent resource for bridge researchers, engineers, and owners seeking up-to-date
information on topics, progress and sponsors of bridge research in the United States and
The proceedings cover research in progress in the following six subject areas:
- Bridge management and condition assessment
- Seismic performance, design, and retrofitting
- Concrete, masonry, and composite bridges
- Steel bridges
- Composite and other materials
- Analysis, loads and bearings
The cost of the proceedings is US $25.00 International orders can expect an
additional $5.00 charge for shipping.
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