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Structural Performance of a Novel Ultra-High Performance Concrete Composite Connection

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-10-0064
Project Abstract: 

This project focuses on assessing the structural performance of a novel ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) composite connections between prefabricated deck and girder components. The program includes the physical testing of two full-scale test specimens, each of which includes two unique subspecimens. Cyclic and static structural loadings are to be applied to the test specimens in order to assess service and ultimate level performance.

Goals

The key project objective is to investigate the performance of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) when used as a field-cast grout in the composite connection between prefabricated bridge decks and girders. 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 prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES). The novel connection detail has the potential to greatly enhance the use of prefabricated concrete bridge decks.

Research HUB ID: 
7607
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$100,000
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
End Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Structures Laboratory, Concrete 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