Aluminum Design Projects


Some of TGB’s aluminum design projects are listed below.


Highway Bridge Decks


Designed and analyzed aluminum highway bridge decks, including:


     Developing fabrication and erection plans and troubleshooting these operations in the fabrication shop and the field


     Planning, monitoring, analyzing results, and writing reports on static and fatigue tests of decks conducted at national and private sector research laboratories


                             Writing technical product literature, including design examples, an operations and maintenance manual, and a documentation file for the deck’s structural design


       Attending meetings of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures to answer questions related to aluminum structural design from state bridge engineers and assist in the development of standard design specifications



Inspection of the Sykesville, MD Aluminum Bridge


Inspected the 40 year-old aluminum bridge to evaluate its condition and suggest repair procedures



Exhibition Trusses


Performed professional engineering design calculations for aluminum trusses used in exhibitions



LNG Tank Roofs


Provided conceptual design alternatives for aluminum roofs for inner tanks containing liquefied natural gas and evaluated the suitability of materials at cryogenic temperatures



Geodesic Domes


Provided professional engineering review of various clear span aluminum dome roof structure designs and evaluated existing installations



Aluminum Fans


Analyzed fatigue failures of large aluminum fans used in freezers and redesigned them to increase service life



Welded Bicycle Frames


Analyzed fatigue test failure of 7xxx series aluminum alloy welded bicycle frames



Renovation of the United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC


Inspected fabrication and erection of the aluminum-frame conservatory and reviewed drawings for compliance with structural aluminum standards and specifications



Design of Truck Trailer Landing Gear


Assisted with design of tractor trailer aluminum landing gear in conformance with Association of American Railroads standards



Lorber Conservatory


Performed structural design of conservatory in Westwood, MA