orthotropic deck

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orthotropic deck

[¦ȯr·thə¦träp·ik ′dek]
(civil engineering)
A bridge deck constructed typically of flat steel plate and longitudinal and transverse ribs; functions in carrying traffic and acting as top flanges of floor beams.
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Urushadze, "Modelling and fatigue life assessment of orthotropic bridge deck details using FEM," International Journal of Fatigue, vol.
P De Jong, "Overview fatigue phenomenon in orthotropic bridge decks in the Netherlands," in Proceedings of the Orthotropic Bridge Conference, pp.
This report is expected to benefit those interested in the design and fabrication of steel orthotropic bridge decks, including State transportation departments, steel bridge fabricators, design consultants, and researchers.
Lwin, "The FHWA manual for design, construction and maintenance of orthotropic steel deck bridges," in Proceedings of the 4th Orthotropic Bridge Conference, Tianjin, China, 2015.
Zhang, "Analysis of distress characters and design of steel orthotropic bridge," in Proceedings of the 2nd International Orthotropic Bridge Conference, pp.
From the Behavior of Constituent Materials to the Calculation and Design of Orthotropic Bridge Structures, Road Materials and Pavement Design 11: 111-144.
Based on worldwide practice and modern analytical techniques, the manual describes many aspects of orthotropic bridge engineering, including analysis, design, fabrication, testing, inspection, and repair.
With the mission of accelerating infrastructure innovations, the January/February 2008 issue of FHWA's Focus newsletter features articles titled "Partnering for Highway Techonology Innovation," "Access a World of LTPP Data," "FHWA Releases New User Guides for Surface Water and Watershed Modeling," "2008 International Orthotropic Bridge Conference," and "FHWA Regional Conferences Bring Asset Management Straight to You." The issue also includes a Calendar of upcoming events related to highway technologies that showcases opportunities to learn more about infrastructure-related products and technologies.
After 16 years in service, the Danziger Bridge--along with the nearby Luling-Destrehan Bridge, a cable-stayed orthotropic bridge spanning the Mississippi River--has continued to perform up to expectations.
August 23-29 Orthotropic Bridge Conference ASCE, Structural
To educate the engineering community on new developments in orthotropic bridges, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USDOT, and eight other sponsors are compiling a 7-day technical program encompassing classes, a conference, and tours of orthotropic bridges in northern California.