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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-09-0003
Project Name: Structural Performance of Field-Cast, Ultra-High Performance Concrete Deck Level Connections
Status: Completed
Last Name:Graybeal
First Name:Benjamin A (Ben)
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:This project focuses on assessing the structural performance of deck-level ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) connections between prefabricated concrete components. The program includes the physical testing of six unique test specimens. Cyclic and static structural loadings were applied to the test specimens, performance was monitored, and conclusions were drawn.
Laboratories: Structures Laboratory
Start Date: January 1, 2009
End Date: November 1, 2010
Goals:Investigate the performance of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) when used as a field-cast grout in deck-level connections between a prefabricated bridge deck and decked girder elements. The goal is to facilitate the use of Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) technology by engaging advanced cementitious materials to address specific concerns, which hinder widespread use of PBES.
Test Methodology: Use structural testing methods to assess performance of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) connections.
Other Information: The final report has been published.
  • New York State Department of Transportation; Role(s): Advisory, Other stakeholder
  • Iowa Department of Transportation; Role(s): Advisory, Other stakeholder
Deliverables:1. Name: Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Connections for Modular Bridge Deck Elements
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: This deliverable is a summary of the research study results.
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2. Name: Behavior of Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Connections Under Cyclic and Static Structural Loading
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverable is a full report covering the results of the research study.
3. Name: Fatigue Response in Bridge Deck Connection Composed of Field-Cast Ultra-High-Performance Concrete
Product Type(s): Research report, Article
Description: Transportation Research Record article reporting results of study.
Publication URL(s):
Keywords: Concrete Structures
Prefabricated Bridges
Bridge Decks
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures