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Structural Performance of Field-Cast, Ultra-High Performance Concrete Deck Level Connections

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-09-0003
Project Abstract: 

This project focuses on assessing the structural performance of deck-level ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) connections between prefabricated concrete components. The program includes the physical testing of six unique test specimens. Cyclic and static structural loadings were applied to the test specimens, performance was monitored, and conclusions were drawn.

Goals

Investigate the performance of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) when used as a field-cast grout in deck-level connections between a prefabricated bridge deck and decked girder elements. The goal is to facilitate the use of prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES) technology by engaging advanced cementitious materials to address specific concerns, which hinder widespread use of PBES.

Research HUB ID: 
7618
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$200,000
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
End Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2010
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)

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
Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 
Organization Role: 
Partner: Advisory
Organization: 
New York State Department of Transportation
Organization Role: 
Partner: Advisory
Organization: 
Iowa Department of Transportation