Prefabricated Barrier System Utilizing UHPC Connections

The objectives of this research are: (1) Development of new connections utilizing ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) to connect prefabricated barriers to bridge deck considering geometry and fit-up issues; (2) Conducting detailed finite element modeling on the proposed barrier system and connections; (3) Conducting proof of concept experimental work on component test for the proposed prefabricated barriers with UHPC connections; (4) Conducting proof of concept experimental work on large test for the proposed prefabricated barriers with UHPC connections; (5) Assessment of the performance of the prefabricated barriers with UHPC connections compared to the most common barrier systems; and (6) Developing detailed finite element models for the proposed prefabricated barriers with UHPC connections for better understanding of system performance, therefore, extending the study to analyze other specimens which will not be possibly tested.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50000
  • 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

    USDOT/OST-R

    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Mantawy, Islam

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida International University

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3680
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mantawy, Islam

    Azizinamini, Atorod

  • Start Date: 20200101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210601
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Advanced Research
  • USDOT Program: Research and Development
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Bridge Safety
  • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety
  • Subprogram: Research
  • Subprogram: safety in bridges

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01731836
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2020 11:43AM