Investigation of Macro-Defect Free Concrete for ABC including Robotic Construction

A major construction equipment manufacturer had developed several formulations of a so-called macro-defect free concrete. This material is unlike any cement-based material currently available. In fact, the material is much more closely related to various types of rubber – although with vastly different properties than rubber. Although initial basic material property testing has been promising, there is a significant lack in knowledge of what exactly it “is” and what it “isn’t”. The goal of the project will be to assess important material characteristics and to develop conceptual uses for the material with a specific focus on accelerated/robotic bridge construction.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Phares, Brent

  • Start Date: 20151001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180201

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601735
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2016 5:53PM