Reducing the Cost and Facilitating Broader Adoption of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) in Bridges

The purpose of this project is to develop cost-effective, non-proprietary UHPC mixtures that meet target mechanical performance for ready mix and precast applications and to develop a bridge beam application that can be readily adopted by the precast concrete industry. This is primarily achieved via: (1) development of non-proprietary UHPC mixtures using inexpensive and locally available ingredients, (2) fiber optimization to reduce reliance on expensive steel microfibers, (3) numerical/analytical study of the Pennsylvania Bulb-Tee bridge beam, (4) design of a lightweight bridge beam and a long span bridge beam based on an optimized bulb-tee geometry, and (5) fabrication and evaluation of UHPC bulb-tee bridge members.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fed,PSU87563,LU72437,PennDOT Match158450.08

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $318450
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847103

  • 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:

    Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Project Managers:

    Donnell, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
    Research Office Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710

    Lehigh University

    ATLSS Engineering Research Center
    IMBT Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015-4729
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rajabipour, Farshad

    Naito, Clay

  • Start Date: 20221208
  • Expected Completion Date: 20231208
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01832350
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 10 2022 4:16PM