Performance of Eco-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete for Bridge Construction and Rehabilitation

This research project aims to evaluate the performance of low-shrinkage fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) used in the construction and rehabilitation of transportation structures. This research is an extension of projects entitled “Enhance performance of fiber-reinforced concrete with adapted rheology” and “Performance of fiber-reinforced self-consolidating concrete (FR-SCC) for repair of bridge sub-structures and fiber-reinforced super-workable concrete (FR-SWC) for infrastructure construction” that were supported by the RE-CAST UTC. To develop Eco-FRC, alternative binder materials will be used to replace Portland cement or over 50% alternative supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) will be used in FRC. Further work is needed to evaluate the effect of key parameters, such as alternative SCMs, eco-binders, and fiber type on fresh and hardened performance of the Eco-FRC mixture. In addition, laboratory investigations will be conducted to validate the performance of these novel materials under various field conditions, including marine and frost conditions.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Durable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

      University of Texas, Arlington
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01909693
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Durable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348339
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 23 2024 4:24PM