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Development of Nonproprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0161
Project Abstract: 

This project will develop nonproprietary ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) mix designs relevant to the U.S. highway sector.

Goals

The objective of this project is to develop nonproprietary ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)-class materials, which could be locally produced in various regions of the United States. The intent is to use locally or regionally available constituent materials, thus reducing the overall cost of the concrete. Additionally, this project is to identify, and include within the test program, at least three commercialized steel fiber reinforcements. Given the cost of some common constituents in UHPC-class materials, the researchers are advised to consider the costs and benefits of each constituent carefully in order to ensure that the final products are both structurally capable and cost effective. The final recommendations from this project must include sufficient information to allow local concrete suppliers to develop nonproprietary mix designs that exhibit UHPC-class material performance.

Research HUB ID: 
7609
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$130,672
Start Date: 
Sunday, August 14, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 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