|Project Name:||Material Properties of Prebagged Grouts for Prefabricated Bridge Element and System Connections|
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development |
|Team:||Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team|
Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap|
|Project Description:||This project will look into the development and testing of optimal connection details for use in facilitating the use of modular prefabricated concrete components in bridge construction. This project steps toward that goal by providing a baseline set of data on commercially available grouts, some of which are already used for Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) connections.|
|Start Date:||July 1, 2010|
|End Date:||February 28, 2013|
|Goals:||The key project objective is to evaluate the critical mechanical properties of prebagged grout materials, which may be used in field-cast applications connecting Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) components. This research will provide a baseline from which future grout performance expectations can be developed.|
|Test Methodology:||Complete standardized and modified material tests to assess basic mechanical properties, such as compressive strength, shrinkage, and bondability.|
|Deliverables:||1. Name: Material Characterization of Field-Cast Connection Grouts|
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: Final report covering entirety of project.
2. Name: Material Characterization of Field-Cast Connection Grouts
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: Executive summary covering the results of the study.
Bridges and other structures|