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75 Appendices A through F are not reproduced herein; they are available online and provide details on the different aspects of this research. The appendices were prepared by the NCHRP Project 12-97 research team at the University of Houston. â¢ Appendix A: Review of Previous Work â¢ Appendix B: Parameters Influencing the Design â¢ Appendix C: Experimental Testing Program â¢ Appendix D: Test Results and Discussions â¢ Appendix E: Finite Element and Numerical Simulations â¢ Appendix F: Reliability Analysis Study These appendices are available on the NCHRP Project 12-97 webpage at https://apps.trb.org/ cmsfeed/TRBNetProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=3410. A P P E N D I C E S A T H R O U G H F
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