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

Project Information

Project ID: 
Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
End Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2010
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Design; Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management; Roads and Bridges--Structures; Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Concrete Structures, Infrastructure, Bridges, Research, Prefabricated Bridges, Bridge Decks
FHWA Discipline: 
Design, Construction and Project Management, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Materials, Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Last Name: 
(202) 493-3122
Bridge Engineering Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

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.


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.

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 
Organization Role: 
Partner: Advisory
Organization Role: 
Partner: Advisory


Deliverable Name: 
Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Connections for Modular Bridge Deck Elements
Deliverable Type: 
Deliverable Description: 
This deliverable is a summary of the research study results.
Deliverable Name: 
Behavior of Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Connections Under Cyclic and Static Structural Loading
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a full report covering the results of the research study.
Deliverable Name: 
Fatigue Response in Bridge Deck Connection Composed of Field-Cast Ultra-High-Performance Concrete
Deliverable Type: 
Deliverable Description: 
Transportation Research Record article reporting results of study.