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Direct Tension Test Method for Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-10-0030
Project Abstract: 

This project aims to develop a test method for the assessment of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) tensile mechanical properties. Existing test methods do not effectively relate these properties, resulting in hesitancy from anyone considering the use of UHPC. A practical test method that directly relates the important engineering response will support the continued expansion of UHPC materials in the highway infrastructure.

Goals

The objective of this research program is to develop a practical, reliable test method that relates the full range of uniaxial tensile response of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)-class materials. This tensile response includes both elastic and inelastic behaviors, with the inelastic behaviors including the generation of multiple tightly spaced cracks bridged by internal fiber reinforcement.

Research HUB ID: 
7600
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$50,000
Start Date: 
Thursday, July 1, 2010
End Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Structures Laboratory
Grant/Contract ID: 
DTFH61-10-D-01017
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Activity: 
Structures
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
Project Outputs: 

A Proposed Flexural Test Method and Associated Inverse Analysis for Ultra-High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete. [Source: FHWA, PMSS Database (2013)]

Contact Information

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

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact

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