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Fourth

National

Workshop on

Bridge

Research

in Progress





June 17-19, 1996

Buffalo, New York





Edited by:

Ian G. Buckle
State University
of New York
at Buffalo

Ian M. Friedland
Multidisciplinary Center
for Earthquake
Engineering
Research






Sponsored by

The

National

Science

Foundation







Organized by the

State University

of New York

at Buffalo

and The

National Center

for Earthquake

Engineering

Research



Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress

Workshop Proceedings

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

Background

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

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 2-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 Canada.

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

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