Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Repair and prevention of damage due to transverse shrinkage cracks in bridge decks
Author(s): Carolyn M. Dry
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Transverse shrinkage cracking of bridge decks occurs during and shortly after construction. It allows cracks to form and later allows water and other elements to enter the concrete matrix of the deck and most importantly to fall onto the supporting structure below. This leads to significantly damage of that support structure. This paper describes a field application of the design for an in-situ means of controlling and repairing transverse shrinkage cracking, by utilizing brittle tubes with sealants in the concrete deck.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3671, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (18 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348675
Show Author Affiliations
Carolyn M. Dry, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3671:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
S.-C. Liu, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top