This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Gusset plates -- Testing, Bolted joints -- Testing, Bridges -- Design and construction
Researchers evaluate and improve the strength of gusset plate connections, essential pieces in bridge design that can fail due to buckling.
Higgins, Christopher, Peter Dusicka, and Michael Scott. Testing and Strengthening Bridge Connections. 2010-361, 2011-420. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2014.