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Development of Nonproprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0161
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Structures
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management; Roads and Bridges--Design; Roads and Bridges--Structures; Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC); Research/Technologies--FHWA Priority Market-Ready Technologies and Innovations
TRT Terms: 
Concrete Structures; Infrastructure; Research; Pavements; Concrete; Highways; Materials
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Design, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Materials, Research, Construction

Contact Information

First Name: 
Benjamin
Last Name: 
Graybeal
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3122
Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

Project Details

Project Description: 

This project will develop nonproprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) mix designs relevant to the highway sector of the United States.

Goals

The objective of this project is to develop nonproprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)-class materials, which could be locally produced in various regions of the United States. The intent is to use locally or regionally available constituent materials, thus reducing the overall cost of the concrete. Additionally, this project is to identify, and include within the test program, at least three commercialized steel fiber reinforcements. Given the cost of some common constituents in UHPC-class materials, the researchers are advised to consider the costs and benefits of each constituent carefully in order to ensure that the final products are both structurally capable and cost effective. The final recommendations from this project must include sufficient information to allow local concrete suppliers to develop nonproprietary mix designs that exhibit UHPC-class material performance.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Development of Nonproprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Use in the Highway Bridge Sector
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Report covering research results.
Deliverable Name: 
Development of Nonproprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Use in the Highway Bridge Sector
Deliverable Type: 
Techbrief
Deliverable Description: 
TechBrief covering research results.