Fatigue Performance of Precast FRP-Concrete Composite Deck with Long Span
Keunhee Cho, Jeong-Rae Cho, Sung Tae Kim, Byung-Suk Kim, Sung Yong Park
DOI: 10.4236/eng.2011.311139   PDF    HTML     6,421 Downloads   10,690 Views   Citations


The fatigue performance of precast FRP-concrete composite (PFC) deck is evaluated. This type of deck enables a reduction of the weight by 30% compared to conventional reinforced concrete decks owing to the composition of a hollow FRP panel with concrete. Therefore, the application of such deck in cable-stayed bridge will reduce effectively the weight of the superstructure leading also to substantial savings in the materials required for the superstructure and substructure and, therefore, achieve significant improvement of the economic efficiency. Static, pulsating fatigue and rolling fatigue tests were carried out on 4 m × 4 m precast FRP-concrete composite decks. All the specimens did not fail even after 2 million fatigue cycles, and the subsequent static tests conducted on these specimens verified that all the design criteria were satisfied. These experimental results demonstrated that the PFC deck developed in this research secures sufficient performances for future applications for cable-stayed bridges.

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K. Cho, J. Cho, S. Kim, B. Kim and S. Park, "Fatigue Performance of Precast FRP-Concrete Composite Deck with Long Span," Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 11, 2011, pp. 1115-1123. doi: 10.4236/eng.2011.311139.

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