The Shape of Things to Come

by John M. Kulicki, P.E., (M.ASCE), Pres. and Chf. Engr.; Modjeski and Masters, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 2, Pg. 40-41

Document Type: Feature article


High-performance steel (HPS) offers improved toughness and durability for bridge construction. This article presents several innovative concepts for HPS structural systems�including I-girders with corrugated webs and built-up girders with tubular flanges filled with concrete. These systems could help translate HPS's potential advantages into reality.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Girders | Webs (structure) | Toughness | Structural systems | Steel construction | Steel bridges

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