Use of All Lightweight Concrete in Conjunction with UHPC Connection for Prefabricated Barrier System

The use of all lightweight concrete in barriers and in some cases bridge overhangs provides a reduction in the total weight of the barriers by almost 33% allowing the transportation of more barrier units on one truck and easy handling. Furthermore, in seismic regions, lighter barrier contributes to a lesser total mass of bridge superstructures which is beneficial in many cases. In this project, two barriers, made of all lightweight concrete, will be tested under static load test setup and the results will be compared to the specimens which are being tested under project number [ABC-UTC-2016-C3-FIU05].


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $35,000
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    • 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
    • Principal Investigators:

      Azizinamini, Atorod

      Mantawy, Islam M

    • Start Date: 20210301
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230804
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01766521
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 8 2021 5:23PM