Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Application in Link Slabs for Crack Mitigation

The objective of this study is to explore the feasibility of using Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in a bridge link slab for the purpose of producing crack-free continuity detail. The new link slab detail will employ an UHPC mix design that is suitable and is producible for Louisiana. The research plan described in this proposal will help achieve the following goals: (1) Developing an UHPC mix suitable for Louisiana bridge applications; (2) Developing an instrumentation plan for monitoring the performance of a new link slab employing the selected UHPC mix; (3) Assisting in the procurement and overview of the installation of the aforementioned monitoring system; (4) Evaluating the performance of a new link detail employing by analyzing and interpreting field data to understand the behavior and performance of the link slab detail. In addition, the ultimate goal of the project is to provide LA-DOTO with useful information on the performance of the new LS detail to assist updating the Louisiana Bridge Design and Evaluation Manual (BDEM).


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $249995
    • Contract Numbers:



    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Louisiana Transportation Research Center

      4101 Gourrier Avenue
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808

      Louisiana Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 94245
      1201 Capitol Access Road
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245
    • Project Managers:

      Alaywan, Walid

    • Performing Organizations:

      Louisiana State University

      3660G Patrick F. Taylor Hall
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803

      Louisiana Transportation Research Center

      4101 Gourrier Avenue
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
    • Principal Investigators:

      Okeil, Ayman

    • Start Date: 20240115
    • Expected Completion Date: 20260114
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01905372
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
    • Contract Numbers: 24-1ST, 1000503
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 23 2024 11:33AM