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Competitive steel and composite bridges by
innovative steel plate structures

Short description

The objective of this project is to promote and encourage the wider use of steel plated structures in bridges. This will be achieved by cross sections optimised for efficient manufacturing and erection procedures. The research aims at a reduction of the number of
stiffeners - thereby simplifying the manufacturing - and at an efficient erection procedure by advanced possibilities for the incremental launching of steel and composite bridges. This improvement in productivity will result in reduced production costs and in a reduced construction time, which will decisively enhance thecompetitive position of the European steel construction sector. The project includes extensive theoretical and experimental investigations.

Research program

RFCS - Research Fund for coal and steel


Universität Stuttgart - Institute of Structural Design - Germany

CTICM - Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Métallique - France

SETRA/CTOA - Service d'Etudes Techniques des Routes et Autoroutes - France

University of Liège - Division of Structural Engineering - Belgium

Fundacion LABEIN - Spain

Aktiengesellschaft Dillinger Hüttenwerke - Germany

FOSTA - Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e.V. - Germany

Lulea University of Technology - Division of Steel Structures - Sweden

Duration of project

09/2003 - 08/2006

Contact person

Markus Feldmann