Evaluation of Bagasse Ash as Cement and Sand Replacement for the Production of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC)

The objective of this study is to develop novel Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) implementing bagasse ash as sand and cement replacement to produce a new generation of ECC that are cost-effective and practical for repair and new construction of transportation infrastructure in the region. In order to achieve this objective, ECC mixtures will be designed with different types (i.e., different levels of processing) and proportions of bagasse. Bagasse ECCs fresh and hardened properties will be evaluated to identify key parameters ensuring a balance of fresh and hardened properties as well as strain-hardening performance.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $180169
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  • 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:

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

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Melson, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University and A&M College

    202 Himes Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Principal Investigators:

    Arce, Gabriel

    Hassan, Marwa

  • Start Date: 20190815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210215
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713210
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2019 4:28PM