Comprehending the Structural Performance and Examining Potential Field Applications of Sileto, as a New Material

Sileto is a new polymer based concrete that its properties does not change by temperature. It is a proprietary material developed by a company named Sileto. Florida International University (FIU) undertook a preliminary project with total funding of $10,000 to conduct a very limited work to evaluate the material. This constituted Phase I of the project. Now Sileto is interested in conducting additional study, this time to final application areas, in cooperation with Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). Sileto will provide $120,000 cash to FIU, in addition to Sileto material that will be needed in conducted of the test. Sileto will also assist the research team where it is needed. ABC-UTC will provide $80,000 toward this Phase II of the project. In Phase I of the investigation, of a project funded by Sileto, at FIU, a series of activities were undertaken to develop preliminary assessment of Sileto and identify the feasible areas of application for Sileto in United States. Following the conclusion of the Phase I research the final report summarizing the activities within Phase I was submitted to Sileto. In addition to FIU research, Sileto was also evaluated by Construction Technology Laboratories (CTL) in Skokie Illinois. The main objective of the proposed study is to comprehend some fundamental structural performance of Sileto as a material to be used for (1) bridge deck overlay, (2) precast deck panel, to form deck system for folded plate girder bridge system, (3) 3D printing in the form of layer by layer, (4) retrofitting structural elements.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:

    Florida International University

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3680
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Principal Investigators:

    Azizinamini, Atorod

  • Start Date: 20230530
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889307
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2023 9:28PM