Development of Non-Proprietary UHPC Mix – Evaluation of the Shear Strength of UHPC (University of Washington)

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is a relatively recent advancement in cementitious composite materials with mechanical and durability properties far exceeding those of conventional concrete, which makes it an ideal material for bridge deck joints and other connections. While considerable information has been developed about many characteristics of UHPC, information about shear behavior is sparse. This project investigates experimentally the behavior of UHPC mixes subject to a variety of stress states, focusing on shear and including variables such as mix design and fiber content. The experimental data collected in this project will be used to develop a constitutive model for the shear behavior in UHPC, and in particular the non-proprietary UHPC materials being developed by the partner universities. The testing will be conducted in a special purpose panel testing machine that is capable of applying loads to a 2-D panel in any combination of shear, tension and compression. The variables to be investigated include the mix design, the fiber content and the stress states. The expected outcome is the data on which to base a constitutive model for shear behavior in UHPC in general, and in particular the non-proprietary UHPC materials being developed by the partner universities.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $20000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747121

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Principal Investigators:

    Calvi, Paolo

  • Start Date: 20190101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01700432
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2019 11:35AM