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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Shear Behavior of Lightweight High-Performance Concrete Girders

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-06-0024
Project Abstract:

Recently, more emphasis has been placed on the use of lightweight or specified density concrete as a solution for several bridge applications. The properties of these materials result in applications that have lighter transportation loads, require smaller construction equipment, result in extended span ranges and reduced inertia forces. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) specifications for designing with these materials have not been significantly updated since the 1960s. This work, along with the work of National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 18-15, intends to update the specifications appropriately for the modern version of these materials.

Goals

This project will develop recommended specification revisions for shear design of lightweight high-performance concrete beams and girders in the AASHTO load and resistance factor design bridge design specifications.

Research HUB ID:
7624
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$350,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH61-10-D-01017
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
Fiscal Year / AMRP Program / AMRP Activity:
  • FY 2002-2022 / Infrastructure / Structures
FHWA Activity:
  • Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

AMRP = Annual Modal Research Plan

Contact Information

First Name:
Benjamin
Middle Initial:
A
Last Name:
Graybeal
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3122
Email Address:
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

Deliverables