Field Performance of HES Class 50AF Concrete with Fibers as Field-Cast Connection between Deck Bulb-T Girders in ABC Applications

Project Description: This project will evaluate the field performance of an ITD-developed High Early Strength (HES) Concrete mix with Polypropylene fibers. The goal of the project is to determine if the ITD mix is a viable alternative to commercially available Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for use in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) projects. The objectives of this project are: (1) Assess the performance of the optimum closure pour mix identified through previous research (see ITD Research Project RP 265) in the field. (2) Refine the Finite Element (FE) model of the closure pour based on the observed field data. (3) Analyze the field performance and modeling data to determine if the HES concrete mix is a viable alternative to UHPC for ABC applications in Idaho.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $73525
  • Contract Numbers:

    RP 273

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Idaho Transportation Department

    P.O. Box 7129, 3311 West State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129
  • Project Managers:

    Gorley, Dan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Idaho State University, Pocatello

    921 South 8th Avenue
    Pocatello, ID  United States  83209
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ebrahimpour, Arya

    Mashal, Mustafa

  • Start Date: 20180315
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190831

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01675171
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Idaho Transportation Department
  • Contract Numbers: RP 273
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2018 11:48AM