Construction and Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High-Performance Concrete

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Construction and Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High-Performance Concrete

Cracked beam made of UHPC in lab

The beam was load tested in the lab to failure. (Courtesy of Ken Dunker, Iowa DOT)

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Brent Phares, 515-294-5879, bphares@iastate.edu (project list)

Other authors: Brian E. Degen

Student researcher: Brian Degen

Project status

Completed

Start date: 02/01/05
End date: 10/31/08

Publications

Report: October 2008, Design and Evaluation of a Single-span Bridge Using Ultra-High Performance Concrete 18.79 mb (*pdf)

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Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract:

The three overall objectives of the project are as follows. 1) To advance the state-of-the-art in concrete bridge construction technology by designing and constructing the first ultra high performance concrete bridge in the US in Wapello County, Iowa. 2) To develop experience in Iowa in the design and construction of bridges using advanced materials by using Iowa engineers and companies where possible. 3) To develop recommended design procedures for the shear design of ultra high-performance concrete beams.

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