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Title:Use of Salvaged Utility Poles in Roadway Bridges: Time-Dependent Behavior of Composite Wood-Concrete Beams
Authors:Nathan J. Miller, Richard M. Gutkowski, and Jeno Balogh
Publication Date:Dec 2009
Report #:MPC-09-216
Project #:MPC-275
TRID #:01155089
Keywords:beams, composite structures, concrete, deflection, highway bridges, repeated loads, time dependence, wood
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications

 

Abstract

This research study focused on the long-term and repeated load behavior of wood-concrete composite beams in which the wood layer is composed of recycled utility poles. Previous research studies have found this type of a beam to have high efficiency and to be a potentially viable replacement for short span bridges on low traffic roadways. Since both wood and concrete exhibit time-dependent behaviors, it is necessary to examine the effects of sustained and repeated loads on the composite beam.

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How to Cite

Miller, Nathan J., Richard M. Gutkowski, and Jeno Balogh. Use of Salvaged Utility Poles in Roadway Bridges: Time-Dependent Behavior of Composite Wood-Concrete Beams, MPC-09-216. North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2009.

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