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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-09-0001
Project Name:   Ultra-High Performance Concrete Material Model
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  January 1, 2009
End Date:  September 30, 2010
Contact Information
Last Name:  Graybeal
First Name:  Benjamin A (Ben)
Telephone:  202-493-3122
E-mail:  benjamin.graybeal@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team [HRDI-40]
Program:   Ultra-High Performance Concrete with Ductility
Laboratory:   Structures Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   This projects aims to develop an ultra-high performance concrete material model for use within Abaqus, which is a suite of general purpose nonlinear finite element analysis programs.
Goals:   Develop ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) material model to facilitate computational modeling of structural systems containing UHPC components.
Product Type:   Article
Research report
Techbrief
Test Methodology:   Engage results from physical testing completed at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center to develop a nonlinear material model widely applicable to ultra-high performance concrete components.
Other Information:   Development of this material model will facilitate the development of structural systems that can address significant needs in highway structures.
Expected Benefits:   Development of this material model allow for computational modeling that will in turn facilitate the development of structural systems that can address significant needs in the highway infrastructure.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Finite Element Analysis of Ultra-High Performance Concrete: Modeling Structural Performance of an AASHTO Type II Girder and a 2nd Generation Pi-Girder
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Research report documenting findings of research study.
2. Name: Finite Element Analysis of UHPC: Structural Performance of an AASHTO Type II Girder and a 2nd Generation Pi-Girder
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: Summary of findings from research project.
Publication URL(s):
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/structures/10079/index.cfm
3. Name: Modeling Structural Performance of Ultra-High Performance Concrete I-Girders
Product Type(s): Article
Description: Peer-reviewed journal published in ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering (V17, No. 5, Sept-Oct 2012, pp. 754-764). Emanates from the findings of this research project.
4. Name: Modeling Structural Performance of 2nd Generation Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girders
Product Type(s): Article
Description: Peer-reviewed journal published in ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering (V17, No. 4, July-Aug 2012, pp. 634-643). Emanates from the findings of this research project.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Design
TRT Terms:   Concrete Structures
Infrastructure
Cement
Research
Concrete
Highways
Bridges
High Performance Concrete
FHWA Disciplines:   Design
Construction and Project Management
Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
Design
Research

 

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