Civil Engineering

 

Date of this Version

5-22-2018

Citation

United States Patent No.: US 9,976,266 B1 May 22, 2018

Comments

US. govt doc. Public Domain

Abstract

A structural assembly may include a first prefabricated structural element having a first angled face at an end of the first prefabricated structural element ; a second prefabricated structural element having a second angled face at an end of the second prefabricated structural element , the end of the second precast barrier segment connected to the end of the first prefabricated structural element , and a coupling assembly connecting the first angled face of the first prefabricated structural element to the second angled face of the second prefabricated structural element . The coupling assembly provides shear and moment continuity across the first and second prefabricated structural elements . This allows for a variable gap due to manufacturing tolerances , construction tolerances , and / or expansion or contraction .

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