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Rural Bridge Safety: Evaluation of Atypically Large Farm Vehicles
The Pacific Northwest region has no data on the assessment and recommendations on rural bridge design and safety subjected to Farm Vehicle (FV) loading. The proposed study will determine how different types of FVs with different characteristics distribute their loads on bridge superstructures. These will be realized through ...
Analytical Tools for Resilience of Lifeline Highway Bridges to Tsunami Events
Extreme tsunami events in the 21st century, particularly the 2004 Indian Ocean and 2011 Great East Japan events, have put the vulnerability of coastal transportation infrastructure to tsunamis at the front of bridge engineering design and assessment. The 2011 Japan event was particularly eye-opening because its infrastructure ...