Soils, Structures and Bridges

The Delaware Center for Transportation has published reports on research that has been done for various transportation related issues. In addition to that, you may also find the annual DCT newsletter, TRANSEARCH, which highlights activities and upcoming events. The publications are available to download. If you need further assistance please contact Sandi Wolfe, Sandiw@udel.edu

Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Dynamic Amplified Factor for the Load Rating of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts
February 2019
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Kalehiwot Manahiloh, and Andrew Wells
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report #275

Advancing Steel and Concrete Bridge Technology to Improve Infrastructure Performance:  Task 6 Report on Techniques for Bridge Strengthening
September 2018
Authors: Tiera Rollins, Michael Chajes, Thomas Murphy and Hongbo Dai
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report #273

Analysis of the Field Behavior of a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System During Construction and Operation

December 2016
Authors: Christopher Meehan, Majid Talebi and Tyler Poggiogalle
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 262

Holistic Rehabilitation of Fatigue-Cracks in Steel Bridge Members Using Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites: A Feasibility Study
May 2016
Authors: Jordan Wynn, Shafique Ahmed, Thomas Schumacher (PI), Jennifer McConnell (Co-PI), Erik Thostenson (Co-PI)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 257

Load Tests of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at Indian River Inlet
January 2016
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Michael J. Chajes, Gary Wenczel and Hadi Al-Khateeb
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 254

System Capacity of Vintage Reinforced Concrete Moment Frame Culverts with No Overlay
August 2015
Authors:  Timothy Porter and Thomas Schumacher
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report 252

Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced with Polyester Straps
August 2015
Authors:  Yushan Luo, Dov Leshchinsky, Pietro Rimoldi, Giulia Lugli and Chao Xu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report 250

Survey of Past Experience and State-of-the-Practice in the Design and Maintenance of Small Movement Expansion Joints in the Northeast
April 2014
Authors:  Micah H. Milner, Harry W. Shenton III
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report 242

Cross-Frame Forces in Skewed Steel I-Girder Bridges:  Field Measurements and Finite Element Analysis
April 2014
Authors:  Jennifer McConnell, Matija Radovic, Kelly Ambrose
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report 241

Using Continuous Compaction Control Systems within an Earthwork Compaction Specification Framework
October 2013
Authors: Christopher L. Meehan and Daniel V. Cacciola
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 236

Inaugural Load Test of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at Indian River Inlet
August 2013
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Michael J. Chajes, Gary Wenczel, Jack Cardinal
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 238

Testing and Operation of Delaware’s First Permanently Instrumented “Smart” Bridge
January 2012
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Douglas Nathaniel Charles
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 225

Testing and Analysis of the Route 141 Newport Viaduct: Fatigue Evaluation
June 2012
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Michael Chajes, Daniel Kucz, James Quigley, Jose Soto Fuentes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 227

In-Service Monitoring for Improved Maintenance and Management of DelDOT’s Bridges
January 2012
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Kevin S. Connor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 223

Using Electrical Density Gauges for Field Compaction Control
December 2011
Authors: Christopher L. Meehan, Jason S. Hertz
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 220

Effective Width of Concrete Slab Bridges in Delaware
January 2012
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Brian P. Jones
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 208

Establishment of a Geotechnical Information Database
July 2010
Author: Christopher Meehan
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 207

Case History: Strain and Force Distribution in HDPE Reinforced Wall
July 2009
Authors: Christopher Meehan, Dov Leshchinsky, Baris Imamoglu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 203

An Investigation of Continuous Compaction Control Systems
July 2009
Authors: Christopher Meehan, Faraz Sadeghi Tehrani
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 204

Scour Monitoring of the Indian River Inlet Bridge: Pilot Study
January 2009
Authors: Jennifer Righman, Jack Puleo, Jamie Macmahan, Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 200

Instrumented Geogrid Reinforced Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Undergoing Large Settlement 
May 2007
Authors: Dov Leshchinsky, Christopher Meehan, S.A. Berkheimer
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 197

Load Rating of Bridges without Plans
November 2007
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Michael J. Chajes, J. Huang
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 195

Development of Delaware’s First “Smart Bridge”
October 2007
Authors: Nicole Reader, Michael J. Chajes, Harry W. Shenton, III
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 194

Load Rating Using an In-Service Monitoring System
September 2007
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Michael J. Chajes, B.O. Brooks
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 190

Moment Redistribution & Service II Limit State
August 2007
Authors: Jennifer Righman McConnell, Michael Zettlemoyer
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 185

Applications of Advanced Composites to Steel Bridges: A Case Study on the Ashland Bridge (Delaware, USA) 
March 2005
Author: Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 181

Cracking of Overhead Sign Structures and Their Repair Using Composite Fabric as a Wrap 
August 2005
Author: Baidurya Bhattacharya
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 175

MMFX Rebar Evaluation for I-95 Service Road Bridge 1-712-B
March 2005
Author: Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 171

Composite Material Sandwich Truck 
September 2004
Author: Jack R. Vinson
Center for Composite Materials
Report # 163

Use of HDPE Drainage Pipes by DelDOT
September 2003
Author: Dov Leshchinsky, Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 162

Reinforced Multitiered Walls
June 2006
Author: Dov Leshchinsky
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 158

Evaluating the Load Carrying Capacity of Bridges Without Plans Using Field Test Results
September 2004
Authors: Michael Chajes, Harry W. Shenton, III
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 157

Second Generation In-Service Bridge Monitoring System
October 2003
Authors: Harry W. Shenton, III, Daniel Howell
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 156

High Performance Concrete for Bridge 8F in Frederica
March 2003
Authors: Michael Chajes, Harry Shenton, III, Dennis Mertz
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 155

Detecting Corrosion in Existing Structures Using Time Domain Reflectometry
January 2003
Authors: Robert G. Hunsperger, Michael Chajes
Department of Electrical Engineering & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 154

Analysis and Testing of a Highly Skewed Bridge
September 2004
Author: Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 153

Load Rating of Arch Bridges
October 2002
Author: Michael J. Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 144

Inspection Guidelines for Construction and Post-Construction of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall
November 2002
Author: Dov Leshchinsky
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 143

Experimental Load Rating of Posted Bridges
December 2002
Authors: Michael Chajes, Dennis Mertz, Harry Shenton III, Victor Kaliakin
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 141

Enhancements to the Bond Between Advanced Composite Materials and Steel for Bridge Rehabilitation 
December 2002
Author: John W. Gillespie
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 140

Effects of Geosynthetic Reinforcement Spacing on the Performance of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls
October 2002
Author: Dov Leshchinsky
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 139

Bridge Load Testing: Bridge 3-437, SR 54 Over Assawoman Bay Part II
June 2002
Author: Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 138

Bridge Load Testing: Bridge 1-450N, 485N, 487N, 487S, 489S, 492S, Route 13, Part I 
June 2004
Author: Michael Chajes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 137

Evaluating Corrosion of Steel Strands Using Time Domain Reflectometry 
June 2002
Author: Robert Hunsperger
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Report # 136

Nondestructive Inspection Techniques for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bridges 
June 2002
Author: John Gillespie, Jr.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 134

An All-Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Bridge: Design, Analysis Fabrication, Full-Scale Experimental Structural Validation, Construction and Erection
December 2001
Author: Dennis Mertz
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Report # 133