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Development of a Family of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girders

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0003
Project Abstract: 

This project looks to engage the recently developed ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) material model to facilitate computational model-based development of a family of structurally optimized prestressed concrete bridge girders. Prior structural testing of a novel UHPC Pi-girder combined with prior computational modeling form the basis for the study will be used. Decked girders spanning up to 135 feet will be developed.

Goals 

The key project objective is to develop a set of prestressed girders that engage the advanced mechanical and durability properties of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for the purpose of facilitating the rapid construction of robust bridge systems.

Research HUB ID: 
7616
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$200,000
Start Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2010
End Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Structures Laboratory
Grant/Contract ID: 
DTFH61-10-D-01017
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Structures
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Contact Information

First Name: 
Benjamin
Middle Initial: 
A
Last Name: 
Graybeal
Phone Number: 
(202) 493-3122
Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact