Macro Synthetic Fiber Reinforcement for Improved Structural Performance of Concrete Bridge Girders

The objective of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of using fiber reinforced concrete to contribute to the structural performance of prestressed bridge girders. The focus will be on the effectiveness of macro fibers in the reduction or elimination of visible end region cracking after release. In addition, the use of macro fibers to improve the shear strength in the webs of prestressed concrete members will be investigated.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-41

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Potter, William

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida, Gainesville

      Department of Civil and Costal Engineering
      365 Weil Hall, P.O. Box 116580
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hamilton, H

    • Start Date: 20150417
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20171130
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39591

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01560851
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-41
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 24 2015 1:00AM