Attachment of Combination Rails to Concrete Parapets Utilizing Epoxy Adhesive Anchors, RPFP-IOWA-1, 2015

(2015) Attachment of Combination Rails to Concrete Parapets Utilizing Epoxy Adhesive Anchors, RPFP-IOWA-1, 2015. Transportation, Department of


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The Iowa Department of Transportation (IaDOT) was interested in investigating the use of epoxy adhesive anchorages for the attachment of posts used in the BR27C combination bridge rail system. Alternative anchorage concepts were developed using a modified version of the ACI 318-11 procedures for embedded anchor design. Four design concepts were developed for review by IaDOT, including: (1) a four-bolt square anchorage, (2) a four-bolt spread anchorage, (3) a twobolt centered anchorage, and (4) a two-bolt offset anchorage. IaDOT representatives selected the four-bolt spread anchorage and the two-bolt offset anchorage as the preferred designs for evaluation. In addition to these two proposed configurations, IaDOT also requested that the researchers evaluate a third option that had been previously installed on the US-20 bridge near Hardin, IA. The proposed alternative anchorages and the original cast-in-place anchorage for the BR27C combination bridge rail were evaluated through dynamic component testing. The test of the original cast-in-place anchorage was used a baseline for comparison with the alternative designs. Test no. IBP-1 of the original cast-in-place anchorage developed a peak load of 22.9 kips (101.9 kN) at a deflection of 1.5 in. (38 mm). All three of the tested alternative anchorages provided greater load capacity than the original cast-in-place design and were deemed acceptable surrogates. Of the three alternative designs, the two-bolt offset design was deemed the best option.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Adhesion, Anchor bolts, Anchorages, Anchoring, Bridge design, Bridge railings, Design load, Dynamic tests, Epoxy coatings, Highway Safety, Impact tests, Roadside improvements,
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Equipment
ID Code: 21115
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 16:47