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Suggested Citation:"Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Guidelines for Adjacent Precast Concrete Box Beam Bridge Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27029.
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127   CSP concrete surface prole DAQ data acquisition DOT department of transportation FEM nite element method HRWR high-range water reducer ICRI International Concrete Repair Institute LRFD load and resistance factor design LVDT linear variable dierential transformer ODOT Ohio Department of Transportation PT post-tensioned RJ reinforced joint RT research team UHPC ultra-high performance concrete VW vibrating wire Abbreviations

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Bridges constructed with adjacent precast prestressed concrete box beams have been in service for many years and provide an economical solution for short and medium span bridges. A recurring problem is cracking in the longitudinal grouted joints between adjacent beams, resulting in reflective cracks forming in the asphalt wearing surface or concrete deck.

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Research Report 1026: Guidelines for Adjacent Precast Concrete Box Beam Bridge Systems presents guidelines developed for the design and construction of various adjacent precast box beam bridge systems to enhance the performance of connections and bridge service life and to propose design and construction specifications.


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