Materials and Structures

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 663–672 | Cite as

Serviceability characteristics of flowing repairs to propped and unpropped bridge structures

  • P. S. Mangat
  • F. J. O'Flaherty
Scientific Reports


The paper presents the results of a field investigation of repairs to Sutherland Street Bridge on B6080 in Sheffield, England. Flowing repair materials were used to apply large patch repairs to propped and unpropped columns of the bridge. Watertight shuttering was securely attached to the structure and flowing repair materials were either pumped or poured into the shuttering. The elastic modulus of the repair materials (Erm) used was greater than that of the substrate concrete (Esub).

The results show that free shrinkage of the repair patch is effectively transferred to the substrate when Erm>Esub and the risk of restrained shrinkage cracking is reduced. In a propped repair, long-term strain distributions in the repair patch are erratic and are predominantly governed by the depropping process; properties of the repair materials only have a secondary influence. The repair patches applied with flowing materials did not, in the 60 week monitoring period, redistribute any significant external loading from the substrate member.


Ce document présente les résultats d'une étude sur terrain, concernant la réparation du pont de Sutherland Street sur la B6080 à Sheffield. Des matériaux de réparation plastiques ont été utilisé pour appliquer de larges pièces de réparation dans le but d'étayer et désétayer les poteaux du pont. Des coffrages étanches étaient attachés à la structure et les matériaux plastiques de réparation étaient pompés ou coulés dans le coffrage. Le module élastique des matériaux de réparation (Erm) utilisés était plus grand que celui du béton d'origine (Esub).

Les résultats montrent que le retrait libre des pièces de réparation est effectivement transféré au béton d'origine quand Erm>Esub et que le risque d'avoir des fissures est réduit. Pour le béton coulé, les répartitions des efforts à long terme dans les pièces de réparation sont irregulières et principalement gouvernées par la procédure d'étayment; les propriétés des matériaux de réparation ont seulement une influence secondaire. Les pièces de réparation appliquées avec des matériaux plastiques ne redistribuent pas à long terme les charges externes venant de la partie d'origine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. Mangat
    • 1
  • F. J. O'Flaherty
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ConstructionSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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