New Research Project on Damaged Steel Girders

The Illinois Center for Transportation has funded a new research project to study damaged steel bridge girders.  R27-225: Strength and Serviceability of Damaged Steel Girders will develop fundamental understanding of damage in steel bridge girders due to vehicle strikes and translate that knowledge into a framework for structural inspection, assessment, and decision-making.  The research is being conducted by PI Larry Fahnestock and Co-PIs Ahmed Elbanna and Jim LaFave.