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.

    Language

    • English

    Project

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

      17CLSU05

    • 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

      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: 0
    • 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
    • Contract Numbers: 17CLSU05
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 30 2017 11:00PM