Albano, Leonard D.
Currently, WPI community members who reside in Salisbury Estates have no constructed path to get through Institute Park, to and from the main part of campus. This capstone project works to design a bridge between Salisbury Estates and Goddard Hall, while also investigating an alternative to a reinforced concrete slab. Excel Sheets were created to size the members through a computer application rather than through hand calculations. The sandwich structure composite alternative slab proved to reduce column size and number of reinforcements needed to hold the same load. A cost estimate was done using RSMeans and reduction in size also proved that the lightweight concrete alternative would reduce the cost of materials for the bridge.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering