Development of a Design Guide for the Structural Design of Ultra High Performance Concretes

The overall objective of this study is to facilitate advancement in the state-of-the-practice for ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) in the US highway sector, which will include development of a design and construction guide specification. These advancements will also focus on other critical needs that are currently hindering the wider use of UHPC. The objectives of the study will include: (1) Coordination of ongoing research, development, and deployment efforts; (2) Provide collective State department of transportation (DOT) guidance on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) efforts to develop a structural design Guide Specification; (3) Address the need for national standardized test methods to quantify the performance of UHPC-class materials; (4) Address need to develop knowledge on specific structural behavior-related or construction-related performance metrics; (5) Dissemination of information to state and local governments, construction industry, professional engineering organizations and universities, to encourage use of UHPC in the nation’s transportation system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to Performing Organization has not yet been awarded. Addendum 618.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $90000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 618


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Managing Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Clute, Khyle

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sritharan, Sri

  • Start Date: 20170615
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645863
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 618, TPF-5(366)
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2017 4:03PM