Development Length of Steel Reinforcement in Polymer Concrete for Bridge Deck Closure

  • Moneeb Genedy
  • Rahulreddy Chennareddy
  • Michael Stenko
  • Mahmoud Reda Taha
Conference paper


Accelerated bridge construction techniques are getting attention due to their ability to reduce construction time and thus lower cost of bridges. Precast concrete girders and bridge deck panels are typically used today in the construction of bridges. This construction method creates the need for flowable yet high strength and good bond for filling the joints between the precast elements. To achieve the required integrity and enable high bond strength, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polymer concrete (PC) has been suggested for bridge deck closure. This paper examines the development length of steel reinforcement when embedded in PMMA-PC. The results of the experimental investigation show that PMMA-PC has a development length shorter than that used with ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moneeb Genedy
    • 1
  • Rahulreddy Chennareddy
    • 1
  • Michael Stenko
    • 2
  • Mahmoud Reda Taha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Transpo IndustriesNew RochelleUSA

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