Jan Rothe
Serviceability (structure)Expansion jointBeam bridgeComposite materialLimit state designMaterials scienceGirderDeckStructural engineeringFibre-reinforced plasticSandwich-structured composite
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#1Thomas Keller (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 45
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Last. Michael Osei-Antwi (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 6
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The concept, design and experimental validation of the new Avancon Bridge in Bex, Switzerland, are described. The lightweight glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) sandwich bridge deck adhesively bonded to steel girders reduced the traffic disruption period by approximately 40 days or 80% compared to a cast-in-place concrete bridge and also enabled the bridge to be widened to two lanes. The semi-integral bridge concept allows the application of a continuous asphalt layer across the abutments wit...
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