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

Simultaneous Structural and Environmental Loading of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Component

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-09-0002
Project Abstract:

This project focuses on beginning to assess the long-term structural performance of an ultra-high performance concrete component, which is continuously subjected to both cyclic structural loading in an aggressive environment. An ultra-high performance concrete beam was loaded cyclically in flexure for 500,000 cycles over the course of 5 months while simultaneously having a sodium chloride solution applied to the cracked tensile face of the beam.

Goals

The key project objective is to investigate performance of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) when subjected to large structural loadings in the presence of an aggressive environment. The goal is to facilitate applicable use of this advanced cementitious material in the bridge inventory.

Research HUB ID:
2651
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$100,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
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