Evaluation of the performance and cost-effectiveness of engineered cementitious composites (ECC) produced from region 6 local materials

The objective of this project is to produce cost-effective Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) materials with local available materials from Region 6. ECC materials have the potential to be successfully implemented as a more reliable repair alternative as well as for new construction, providing structures with an enhanced service life as compared to structures repaired and built under current practices. Furthermore, the development of ECC with local materials will serve as a base for further development in the subject. To fulfill this purpose, several ECC mix designs will be produced with different proportions of locally available materials. The ECC’s fresh and hardened material properties will be evaluated by measuring slump flow, tensile strength, flexural strength, compressive strength, strain hardening performance, and steady-state crack width. The properties will be evaluated to identify the key parameters to optimize the ECC strain hardening response and balance the fresh and hardened material properties. Finally, a feasibility study for ECC implementation will be performed by comparing the life-cycle cost of ECC materials as compared to current materials utilized in the field.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 17CLSU05

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $131613
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747106

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Agricultural Center
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

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

    Hassan, Marwa

    Rupnow, Tyson

    Arce, Gabriel

  • Start Date: 20170508
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181108
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634811
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2017 9:49AM