Paper Title:
Service Performance of Bridge Approach Slabs and Replacement Alternatives
  Abstract

Approach slabs are commonly used to provide a smooth transition between the roadway and the highway bridge. Conventional construction of approach slabs uses cast-in-place reinforced concrete slabs that are anchored to the abutment. Maintenance of bridges, however, often requires repair or replacement of approach slabs due to damage from traffic, washout of fill materials, and settlement of the approach embankment etc. This paper describes recent tests of full-size approach slabs with conventional steel reinforcement as well as pultruded fiber-reinforced polymer grating and glass fiber- reinforced polymer rebars.

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Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 400-402)
Edited by
Jingsi Huo, Yan Xiao, Zongjin Li and Shuaib Ahmad
Pages
949-955
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.400-402.949
Citation
Y.H. Chai, Y.T. Chen, H.J. Hung, G.N. Rocha, "Service Performance of Bridge Approach Slabs and Replacement Alternatives", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 400-402, pp. 949-955, 2009
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October 2008
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