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August 25 to 29, 2008
INTERNATIONAL
ORTHOTROPIC BRIDGE
CONFERENCE
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Hosted by American Society of Civil
Engineers, Sacramento Section
 
 
 
 
 
  PRELIMINARY SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
                    TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008

                      OPENING COMMENTS (8:15 - 8:30)

                      DESIGN - 1 (8:30 - 10:10)
                        OBC-08-01  —   Design and Construction of the Orthotropic Steel Deck Bridge in Elin Pelin, Bulgaria
                                                Doncho Partov and Radan Ivanov; VSU "Lyuben Karavelov", Sofia, Bulgaria

                        OBC-08-02  —   Orthotropic Steel Deck Bridges in Korea
                                                Dong-Ho Choi,Yong-Sik Kim, and Hoon Yoo; Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

                        OBC-08-03  —   The New Steel-and-Light Doorway for the City of Padua
                                                Roberto Zanon and Francesco Caobianco;  NET Engineering, Monselice, Italy

                      INTERMISSION  —  VENDOR ROOMS OPEN

                      DESIGN - 2 (10:40 - 11:55)
                        OBC-08-04  —   Estimation of Compressive strength of Trapezoidal-Shaped Ribs in Orthotropic Decks
                                                WanChun Jen, and Ben T Yen; Jacobs Civil, Inc., New Jersey, USA

                        OBC-08-05  —   The Slope Deflection Method for Orthotropic Bridge Decks
                                                Hans, De Backer, Amelie Outier, Corneel Delesie and Philippe Van Bogaert;
                                                Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

                        OBC-08-06  —   Analysis of Distress Characters and Design of Steel Orthotropic Bridge Decks
                                                Pavement in China

                                                Wei Xu and Xiao-ning Zhang, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

                      LUNCHEON KEYNOTE (11:55 - 13:30)
                        OBC-08-07  —   We Shall Use No Technology Before Its Time
                                                Charles Seim; Consultant, California, USA

                      MAINTENANCE AND REHABILTATION - 1 (13:30 - 15:10)
                        OBC-08-08  —   Nondestructive Evaluation of Fatigue Cracks in Steel Bridges by
                                                Infrared Themography

                                                Yui Iaumi, Takahide Sakagami and Shiro Kuboand, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan;
                                                Takashi Tamakoshi,  National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management,
                                                Ibaraki, Japan

                        OBC-08-09  —   A New Rehabilitation Method for Inside Corrosion of Stiffeners with Hollow Shape
                                                Kersten Latz, Wismar University of Technology, Wismar, Germany

                        OBC-08-10  —   Counter Measures against Fatigue Cracks on Orthotropic Bridge Decks of
                                                Tokyo Metropolitan Expressways

                                                Kazuhiro Tsuno and Yasumiki Yamamoto, Metropolitan Expressway Company
                                                Limited, Tokyo, Japan; Nobuaki Takiguchi, Japan Bridge Association, Tokyo, Japan

                        OBC-08-11  —   Hazard Classification for Orthotropic Plates and Sustainable Repair Method
                                                using Steel-Elastomer-Steel Sandwich (SPS)

                                                Markus Feldmann and Achim Geßler, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany;
                                                Gerhard Sedlacek, and Michael Paschen, Sedlacek & Partner, Aachen, Germany

                      INTERMISSION — VENDOR ROOMS OPEN

                      MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION - 2 (15:45 - 17:00)
                        OBC-08-12  —   A New Procedure and Device for the Examination of Stiffeners with Hollow Shape
                                                Jens Hölterhoff, Wismar University of Technology, Wismar, Germany

                        OBC-08-13  —   Redecking Issues For the Walt Whitman Bridge
                                                Sante Camo, Qi Ye, Vijay Pandya and Richard Prior; Weidlinger Associates, Inc., New
                                                York, USA

                        OBC-08-14  —   Enhancing the Fatigue Strength of Trough to Deck Plate Joint in Bridge Decks using
                                                Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT)

                                                Henk Kolstein, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Robbert de Ridder,
                                                Applied Ultrasonics Europe, Netherlands; Frank van Dooren; Delft University of Technology,
                                                Delft, Netherlands

                      BANQUET KEYNOTE (18:30 - 20:00)
                        OBC-08-15  —   Engineering - A Science or An Art?
                                                Man-Chung Tang; TY Lin International, California, USA.




                    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008

                      FATIGUE - 1 (8:30 - 10:10)
                        OBC-08-16  —   Effect of Fabrication Procedure on Fatigue Resistance of Rib-to-Deck Welded Joints
                                                in Steel Orthotropic Bridge Decks

                                                Chia-Ming Uang, Hyoung-Bo Sim, Univ. of California, San Diego, California, USA; Charles
                                                Sikorsky, California Department of Transportation, California, USA

                        OBC-08-17  —   Bending Fatigue Tests on Trough to Deck Welded Details of Orthotropic Steel Deck
                                                Samol Ya, Kentaro Yamada and Toshiyuki Ishikawa; Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

                        OBC-08-18  —   Fatigue Behaviour of Cutout in Crossbeam for Closed Rib Orthotropic Deck
                                                Donato Abruzzese, Antonio Grimaldi, Zhonghui Qian; University of Rome "Tor Vergata",
                                                Rome, Italy

                        OBC-08-19  —   Fatigue Test Research on Detail of Orthotropic Deck Bridges in China
                                                Yuling Zhang, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing, China; Xuezhong Xin, China
                                                Railway Ministry, Beijing, China; Xiaoguang Liu, China Academy of Railway Sciences,
                                                Beijing, China

                      DESIGN - 3 (8:30 - 10:10)
                        OBC-08-38  —   The Five-Point Bending Test: A Way to the Dimensioning of the Asphalt Layer on Steel
                                                Orthotropic Decks

                                                Adrien Houel, CETE Lyon, Bron Cedex, France; Laurent Arnaud, ENTPE, Vaulx-en-Velin
                                                cedex, France

                        OBC-08-41  —   California’s New Orthotropic Steel Box Girder Suspension Bridges
                                                Eugene Thimmhardy, California Department of Transportation, California, USA

                        OBC-08-42  —   Orthotropic Deck Design and Fabrication for Fatigue - Some Recommendations from
                                                Research

                                                Xiaohua H. Cheng, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey, USA; Jun
                                                Murakoshi, Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba City, Japan

                      INTERMISSION  —  VENDOR ROOMS OPEN

                      FATIGUE - 2 (10:40 - 11:55)
                        OBC-08-20  —   Fatigue Life Prediction of U-rib to Crossbeam Joints Using Fracture Mechanics Approach
                                                Dong-Ho Choi, Ho-Sung Na, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea; Hang-Yong Choi, Seoyeong
                                                Engineering Co., Ltd, Seoul, Korea

                        OBC-08-21  —   Life Time Evaluation of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks
                                                Koichi Sugioka, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

                        OBC-08-22  —   Review of the Fatigue Behaviors and Finite Element Analysis of Orthotropic Steel
                                                Bridge Decks

                                                Chunsheng Wang, Yacheng Feng; Changan University, Shaanxi; China

                      WEARING SURFACE - 1 (10:40 - 11:55)
                        OBC-08-23  —   Research on Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Pavement on Orthotropic Steel Deck
                                                Jun Murakoshi, Naoki Yanadori, and Takashi Ui; Public Works Research Institute,
                                                Tsukuba City, Japan

                        OBC-08-24  —   Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks in China with Epoxy Asphalt Pavements
                                                Robert Gaul; ChemCo Systems, Inc., California, USA

                        OBC-08-25  —   Reduction of Traffic Induced Stress Using Reinforced High Strength Concrete
                                                Henk Kolstein, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Henk Sliedrecht, Ministry
                                                of Transport, Netherlands

                      LUNCHEON KEYNOTE (11:55 - 13:30)
                        OBC-08-26  —   Review of Orthotropic Steel Decks and Some Fatigue Cracks and Retrofitting Measures in
                                                Japan

                                                Kentaro Yamada, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

                      RESEARCH (13:30 - 15:10)
                        OBC-08-27  —   The Effect of Stiffener Distortion of Orthotropic Bridge Decks on Stress Concentrations
                                                and Load Dispersal Behaviour

                                                Corneel Delesie, Hans De Backer, Philippe Van Bogaert;  Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

                        OBC-08-28  —   Experimental Study on Durability of Orthotropic Steel Decks and Deckplate Thickness
                                                M. Ishio and T. Tamakoshi, National Institute for Land & Infrastructure Management, Ibaraki,
                                                Japan; J. Murakoshi, Public Works Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan; A. Kawabata, JFE
                                                Engineering Corporation, Yokohama, Japan

                        OBC-08-29  —   Field Investigations and Measurements of Orthotropic Steel to Draft Efficient Method of
                                                Stock Management

                                                D. Uchida, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; S. Inokuchi,
                                                Yokogawa Bridge Corporation, Chiba, Japan; A. Kawabata, JFE Engineering Corporation,
                                                Yokohama, Japan; M. Ishio, and T. Tamakoshi, National Institute for Land & Infrastructure
                                                Management, Ibaraki, Japan

                        OBC-08-30  —   Field Measurement and Development of an Experimental System for Fatigue-Cracking from
                                                Weld Roots between Deck Plate and U-rib in Orthotropic Steel Decks

                                                S. Inokuchi, Yokogawa Bridge Corporation, Chiba, Japan; S. Kainuma, Kyushu University,
                                                Fukuoka, Japan; A. Kawabata, JFE Engineering Corporation, Yokohama, Japan; D. Uchida,
                                                Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

                      WEARING SURFACE –2 (13:30 - 15:10)
                        OBC-08-31  —   The Planning and Design of Gwangyang Suspension Bridge with Epoxy Asphalt in Korea
                                                Sang-Hoon Shin, Pil-Jo Yu, Do-Jun Back, Yooshin Engineering Corp. Seoul, Korea; David
                                                H. Im; Cablebridge, Seoul, Korea

                        OBC-08-32  —   Design of a Deck Surfacing for the Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge in the World: the
                                                Sutong Bridge

                                                Yao Bo and Cheng Cheng; Southeast University, Nanjing, China

                        OBC-08-33  —   Importance of Interface Layer on Behavior and Durability of Orthotropic Steel Decks
                                                Sofia Teixeira de Freitas, M.H. Kolstein and F.S.K. Bijlaard, Delft University of Technology,
                                                Delft, Netherlands

                        OBC-08-34  —   Concrete Overlays to Improve the Fatigue Life of Movable Orthotropic Steel Bridges
                                                C.R. Braam, M.H. Kolstein and A. Romeijn, Delft University of Technology, Delft,
                                                Netherlands; P. Buitelaar, Contec ApS, Højbjerg, Denmark

                      INTERMISSION  —  VENDOR ROOMS OPEN

                      WEARING SURFACE-3 (15:45 - 17:00)

                        OBC-08-35  —   Alternative Waterproof System and Wearing Course on Orthotropic Bridge Decks and
                                                Approaches

                                                Doug Zuberer, Chase Construction Products, Massachusetts, USA

                        OBC-08-36  —   Application of the Reinforced High Performance Concrete Overlay on Orthotropic Steel
                                                Bridge Decks

                                                Peter Buitelaar, Contec ApS, Højbjerg, Denmark; René Braam, Delft University of
                                                Technology, Delft, Netherlands

                        OBC-08-37  —   Estimation of the wearing course influence on the orthotropic steel bridge deck behavior
                                                from simulations of the French five-point bending test

                                                Simon Pouget, Cédric Sauzéat and Hervé Di Benedetto, Université de Lyon, aulx-en-Velin,
                                                France; François Olard; EIFFAGE Travaux Publics, Corbas Cedex, France

                      MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION - 2 (15:45 - 17:00)
                        OBC-08-39  —   Auckland Harbour Bridge Fatigue Assessment and Monitoring
                                                Ian Billings and Michael Beamish, Beca Infrastructure Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand; Philip
                                                Tindall, Hyder Consulting Ltd, London, UK

                        OBC-08-40  —   Emergency Repairs to Union Pacific Railroad Bridge
                                                Mansoor Ahsan; Bridgefarmer & Associates, Texas, USA

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