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Title:Mechanical Bar Splices for Accelerated Bridge Construction of Columns
Principal Investigators:Mostafa Tazarv and Nadim Wehbe
University:South Dakota State University
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-511
RH Display ID:14170
Keywords:bridge construction, bridge design, columns, compressive strength, couplers, performance, splicing, stiffness, tensile strength


The research objectives are to 1) Obtain properties and investigate the performance of mechanical bar splices; 2) Perform an extensive tensile testing of all mechanical bar splice types available in the US; and 3) Generate a comprehensive database for mechanical bar splices and recommend reliable coupler for ABC column connections

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050