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

Ultra-High Performance Concretes and High-Performance Steels as Countermeasures for Blast and Impact Protection

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-13-0013
Project Abstract:

Countermeasure material requirements (objective one) is common to all materials. The first objective is identical to that of the ultra-high performance concrete/high-performance steel study. Assessment of material use (objective two) is the sorting of materials to determine the best role (direct resistance/load damping/alternate load paths) for each. This includes countermeasures that may be a composite of two or more material types. For both studies, results for these two objectives will be presented in common. Detailed assessment and research plans (objective three) for fiber-reinforced composite, ultra-high performance concrete, and high-performance steel will be presented as separate chapters.

Goals:

The key project objectives are:

  • To list countermeasure material requirements to protect those bridge components identified as vulnerable to attack, seismic, and vehicle impact loads.
  • The assessment of potential for material use in three countermeasure functions: direct resistance, load damping, and alternate load paths. For counterterror needs, the protection requirements will be significantly higher than that provided by currently available retrofit materials. For seismic and impact, the performance requirements must meet current specifications.
  • The development plans for candidate ultrahigh performance concrete and high-performance steel (materials/patterns) countermeasures to meet, where feasible, the material requirements identified in objective one. 
Research HUB ID:
7643
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$100,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
  • Aggregate and Petrographic Laboratory
  • Pavement Testing Facility
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Long-Term Infrastructure Performance
FHWA Activity:
  • Long-Term Pavement Performance

Contact Information

Team:
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-20

Management Organizations

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations

Organization Role:
Partner: Lead
Organization:
Delaware Department of Transportation
Contact Role:
Project Lead