Design and analysis
Advanced composites road deck commissioned for UK testing
Consultant Maunsell has been commissioned by the UK' s Transport Research Laboratory to design a fibre reinforced polymer road deck which will be used for further research into the performance of the running surface of bridge decks in relation to fatigue. The panel will be designed to carry full UK traffic loading, including exceptional 112.5kN wheel loads. Testing will start in June and will be carried out at a special trafficking facility at TRL which is used for the dynamic testing of bridge deck joints.