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What's the big deal?

Structural Expansion Joints Stephanie Wagner, PE Bridge Design Engineer at INDOT February 16, 2017 What's the big deal? Joint Fails* Salts Reach Structural Member Beams & Bearings Corrode Now we have a problem! * Shortest Life Expectancy of all Bridge Components. ... Expansion Joint SS (Strip Seal) • Small Expansions • Installation Issues

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Moisture Issues at Building Expansion Joints | 2017-07-01 ...

It is important to use an expansion joint cover to bridge the joint, which keeps things like water and debris out to allow the building to move as designed. The exterior building expansion joint can cause major issues if it's improperly installed or neglected in the planning phase.

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Learning from Other States' Options for Bridge Expansion ...

strip seal expansion joints for bridges with expected movements of greater than 2 inches, and Wisconsin uses strip seals only for parapet abutment bridges. • Kansas has had success using Sealtite 50N (also known as Polytite), a precompressed,

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Survey of Past Experience and State-of-the- Practice in ...

The proper design and maintenance of expansion joints play a major role in the overall ... water away from important bridge components, joints and joint seals play a big role. Bridge ... severe failure when the joint inhibits the free expansion or contraction of the bridge.

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Repair of Concrete Bridge Deck Expansion Joints Using ...

The purpose of this study was to provide preliminary data for the behavior of bridge deck expansion joints repaired with elastomeric concrete. The experimental study included 30 test specimens simulating the failure and repair of existing bridge deck expansion joints.

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Watson Bowman: Expansion joints for bridge construction

Products. Jeene® - Bridge Series Image Product Codes. W. Description. Jeene® is a patented structural sealing joint system comprised of a neoprene profile, which is air-pressurized and bonded in …

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New Construction Expansion Joint Systems Bridges

Bridge expansion joint systems are directly exposed to vehicular wheel loads and, ... Delastic ® Delastic Seal Characteristics Joint Design Criteria Seal Nominal Nominal Maximum Narrowest Widest Minimum ... failure. • No Blockout Recess Required

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FAILURE ANALYSIS OF EXPANSION JOINTS (BELLOWS)

FAILURE ANALYSIS OF EXPANSION JOINTS (BELLOWS) Vaibhav Kumbhar1, ... A howls is an adaptable seal is intended to adaptable when warm developments happen in the funneling framework. ... the expansion joint failures. 2 .Give appropriate design modifications

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Inspection guidance for bridge expansion joints Part 1 ...

Many bridge deck expansion joints on the TLRN are coming to the end of their design life. During winter 2009 and throughout 2010, several expansion joints failed …

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Performance of Bridge Deck Expansion Joints by Large-Scale ...

The design of a bridge deck joint must be able to withstand the wear and impact of ... and bridge joint seals can become debonded, ripped or torn, disfigured ... previous methods offull-scale testing of modeling to predict the life expectancy of expansion joints, yet full-scale accelerated testing can prove to be a timely and ...

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Bridge Expansion Joint system - HMS Decorative Surfacing ...

Bridge Expansion Joint system for highways, bridges and other structure from HMS® Decorative Surfacing Ltd. Our Flexi-Joint Bridge Expansion Joint system is a Highway Agency Approved Bridge Expansion Joint Certificate Number 026.

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Article 14.5 Page 1 of 4 3/2015

14.5 bridge joints Expansion joint devices are designed to accommodate structure movement, provide smooth and quiet passage of traffic, prevent water runoff (particularly deicing chemicals) from damaging the supporting structural elements, and provide a long service life.

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Inspection guidance for bridge expansion joints Part 1 ...

Many bridge deck expansion joints on the TLRN are coming to the end of their design life. During winter 2009 and throughout 2010, several expansion joints failed …

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Bridges / Roadways | Polyset | Polymer Manufacturing ...

Polyset is a leader in the design and manufacture of expansion joint systems for the bridge construction industry. Expansion joints are imperative to the life-cycle of a bridge; the consequence of failing joints as a result of poor quality or improper installation will severely compromise a bridge's structural integrity.

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Expansion Joints Guide - BOA Group

Expansion Joints Guide Module 1 - BOA General Information ... As elastic connections and seals in instruments, valves and fittings, plant and chemical engi-neering, electrical engineering, vacuum technique, solar and heating installations, automotive ... depending on the design, prevent the expansion joint from lateral deflection (buck-ling).

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NOVEMBER 2017 LRFD BRIDGE DESIGN 14-1

NOVEMBER 2017 LRFD BRIDGE DESIGN 14-1 14. JOINTS AND BEARINGS Expansion joints and bearings provide mechanisms to accommodate movements of …

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Rubber vs. Metal Expansion Joints - Gallagher Fluid Seals ...

Rubber vs. Metal Expansion Joints June 29, 2017 Gallagher Fluid Seals An expansion joint can relieve stress in piping systems and prevent flange gaskets from being crushed.

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The Role of Modular Bridge Expansion Joint Vibration in ...

THE ROLE OF MODULAR BRIDGE EXPANSION JOINT VIBRATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE EMISSIONS AND JOINT FATIGUE FAILURE Eric J. Ancich(1), Stephen C. Brown(2) and Gordon J. Chirgwin(1) ... Modular Bridge Joint Systems (MBJS) are considered to be the most modern design of waterproof bridge expansion joint currently available. It was generally known that ...

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Dornsife, R.J. Expansion Joints. Bridge Engineering ...

Modular Bridge Expansion Joints • Design Example 3 25.7 Construction and Maintenance ... initial and life cycle costs, and past performance of alternative systems must all be considered. For classification in the ensuing discussion, expansion ... installed within an expansion joint gap to seal the joint effectively

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What's the big deal?

Structural Expansion Joints Stephanie Wagner, PE Bridge Design Engineer at INDOT February 16, 2017 What's the big deal? Joint Fails* Salts Reach Structural Member Beams & Bearings Corrode Now we have a problem! * Shortest Life Expectancy of all Bridge Components. ... Expansion Joint SS (Strip Seal) • Small Expansions • Installation Issues

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SILICOFLEX BRIDGE DECK JOINT SEALING SYSTEM

The Silicoflex Bridge Deck Joint Sealing System is a preformed silicone joint seal that is bonded directly to the Tron-Flex elastomeric concrete nosing, with a …

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Learning from Other States' Options for Bridge Expansion ...

strip seal expansion joints for bridges with expected movements of greater than 2 inches, and Wisconsin uses strip seals only for parapet abutment bridges. • Kansas has had success using Sealtite 50N (also known as Polytite), a precompressed,

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1 SUMMARY OF PAST EXPERIENCE AND STATE-OF-THE …

13 failure, recording the life span of joints, quantifying the life cycle cost of the joints, and developing 14 effective methods for maintenance and repair of joints. 15 The northeast states share many of the same weather and traffic-related conditions,

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SDG 6.4 Expansion Joints - Florida Department of ...

6.4 Expansion Joints. ... Bridge deck joints are a continuous minor maintenance problem and may be a source of structural deterioration resulting in a major bridge maintenance problem. ... Specify joint seal elastomers with a minimum five year service life. 7.) Design the joint for minimum maintenance and ease of access and parts replacement. ...

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ~ EXPANSION JOINTS

Performance of expansion joints will depend on annual temperature cycles during the service life of the bridge and concrete shrinkage during the initial period of service. In lieu of Procedures A and B for ... setting factor or an AASHTO LRFD load factor in design of strip seal and finger joints. Experience has ... Proprietary Bridge Deck ...

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FAILURE ANALYSIS OF EXPANSION JOINTS (BELLOWS)

FAILURE ANALYSIS OF EXPANSION JOINTS (BELLOWS) Vaibhav Kumbhar1, ... A howls is an adaptable seal is intended to adaptable when warm developments happen in the funneling framework. ... the expansion joint failures. 2 .Give appropriate design modifications

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Expansion Joint - Bridge Expansion, Compression Seal ...

The ORF Compression Seal Expansion Joint System is used for small movement expansion joints, in deck of parkings, precasted structures and other types of concrete structures. Benefits The seal is compressed into place, providing a relatively flat profile surface that reduces tripping hazards and the collection of debris in the joint.

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BRIDGE DESIGN MEMORANDUM

Bridge Deck Expansion Joints TO: Bureau of Bridge Design staff, Bridge Design Consultants, FHWA, NHDOT Bureaus ... • Compression Seal Expansion Joint (behind and in front of backwall) ... and provide a relatively smooth riding surface over a long service life. Expansion joints shall be designed according to the current AASHTO LRFD Section 14.5,

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