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Mechanical Properties of Lightweight High-Performance Concrete

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-06-0036
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2006
End Date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Structures
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Priority Market-Ready Technologies and Innovations; Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC); Roads and Bridges--Design; Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms: 
Concrete Structures; Mechanical Properties; Infrastructure; Bridges; Research; Pavements; Bridge Design
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Design, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Construction, Design, Highways, Materials, Research

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 projects aims to provide recommended specifications for the mechanical properties of lightweight high-performance concrete. Recommendations will be provided to code-writing committees in order to allow for a systematic update of codes to reflect the performance of modern lightweight concrete.

Goals

The key project objective is to develop recommended specifications for the mechanical properties of lightweight high-performance concrete as relevant to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specification.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Lightweight Concrete: Mechanical Properties
Deliverable Type: 
Technical report
Deliverable Description: 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) report providing full results of research project.
Deliverable Name: 
Lightweight Concrete: Mechanical Properties TechBrief
Deliverable Type: 
Techbrief
Deliverable Description: 
TechBrief covering results of research project.