Large-Amplitude Forced Vibration Testing for St-Id of Bridges and Foundation Reuse Assessment

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG3

Fiscal Year: 2018/2019

Status: Final

Principal investigator(s): Nenad Gucunski, Ph.D.

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management
Partner project manager: Eddy Germain

Supported by: USDOT OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The overarching aim of the research is to explore and establish the ability of large-amplitude, forced vibration testing to reveal the current performance and forecast the future system performance of bridges, with the consideration of dynamic soil-foundation-structure effects. With the ability to perform reliable, quantitative assessment of superstructure-substructure-foundation systems of aging bridges, owners will be provided with reuse and adaption options currently unavailable.

inside the accelerated bridge testing facility, “The BEAST”