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Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Publications

Federal Highway Administration's Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) research and development program has produced a range of publications pertaining to the performance and use of UHPC.

Topic: UHPC State-of-the-Art
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Ultra-High Performance Concrete: A State-of-the-Art Report for the Bridge Community Benjamin Graybeal 2013 FHWA-HRT-13-060

 

Topic: UHPC Program Overview
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
One Step Ahead: FHWA Investigates Commercially Available UHPCs Zachary Haber, Igor De la Varga, and Benjamin Graybeal 2017 ASPIRE Magazine, Spring 2017, pp. 44–46
Pairing Prefabricated Bridge Elements with UHPC Connections Benjamin Graybeal 2016 ASPIRE Magazine, Spring 2016, pp. 46–47
Ultra-High Performance Concrete Benjamin Graybeal 2011 FHWA TechNote HRT-11-038
UHPC: A Bridge of the Future – A Solution Today Benjamin Graybeal and Myint Lwin 2010 ASPIRE Magazine, Spring 2010, pp. 47–48
UHPC in the U.S. Highway Infrastructure Benjamin Graybeal 2009 Proceedings of the International Workshop on Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Marseille, France, November 2009, p. 8.
UHPC Making Strides Benjamin Graybeal 2009 Public Roads, V. 72, No. 4, January-February 2009, pp. 17–21

 

Topic: UHPC Mix Design
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Development of Non-Proprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Use in The Highway Bridge Sector
(TechBrief)
Kay Wille 2013 FHWA-HRT-13-100

Development of Non-Proprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Use in The Highway Bridge Sector
(Full Report)

Benjamin Graybeal 2013 NTIS Report No. PB2013-110587

 

Topic: Field-Cast UHPC Connections for Modular Components
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Bond of Field-Cast Grouts to Precast Concrete Elements
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Igor De la Varga, Zachary Haber, and Benjamin Graybeal 2017 FHWA Technical Note
HRT-16-081
Performance of Different UHPC-Class Materials in Prefabricated Bridge Deck Connections Zachary Haber and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 Proceedings of the. 2016 International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, Des Moines, Iowa, July 18–20, 2016
Evaluation of Bond of Reinforcing Steel in UHPC: Design Parameters and Material Property Characterization Jiqiu Yuan and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 Proceedings of the. 2016 International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, Des Moines, Iowa, July 18–20, 2016.
Full-Scale Testing of Shear Keys Details for Precast Concrete Box-Beam Bridge Jiqiu Yuan and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, V. 21, No. 9, 2016.
Splice Length of Prestressing Strands in Field-Cast UHPC Connections Benjamin Graybeal 2015 Materials and Structures, V. 48, No. 6, pp. 1831–1839.
Dimensional stability of cementitious grouts in prefabricated bridge connections – Ensuring good performance Igor De la Varga, Zachary Haber, and Benjamin Graybeal 2014 Concrete Bridge Views, Issue 78, September–October 2014
Ultra-high-performance concrete connections for precast concrete bridge decks Benjamin Graybeal 2014 PCI Journal, V. 59, No. 4, 2014, pp. 48-62.
Splice Length of Prestressing Strand in Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2014 FHWA TechBrief HRT-14-041
Splice Length of Prestressing Strand in Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections
(Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2014 NTIS Report No. PB2014-103454
Design and Construction of Field-Cast UHPC Connections
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Benjamin Graybeal 2014 FHWA Technical Note
HRT-14-084
Bond Behavior of Reinforcing Steel in Ultra-High Performance Concrete (TechBrief)
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Jiqiu Yuan and Benjamin A. Graybeal 2014 FHWA TechBrief
HRT-14-089
Bond Behavior of Reinforcing Steel in Ultra-High Performance Concrete (Report)
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Jiqiu Yuan and Benjamin A. Graybeal 2014 FHWA Report
HRT-14-090
Construction of Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections Benjamin Graybeal 2012 FHWA TechNote HRT-12-038
Ultra-High Performance Concrete Composite Connections for Precast Concrete Bridge Decks
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2012 FHWA TechBrief HRT-12-042
Ultra-High Performance Concrete Composite Connections for Precast Concrete Bridge Decks
(Full Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2012 NTIS Report No. PB2012-107569
Fatigue Response of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Field-Cast Bridge Deck Connection Benjamin Graybeal 2011 Transportation Research Record No. 2251, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, 2011, pp 93–100.
Behavior of Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Connections Under Cyclic and Static Structural Loading
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2010 FHWA TechBrief HRT-11-022
Behavior of Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Connections Under Cyclic and Static Structural Loading
(Full Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2010 NTIS Report No. PB2011-101995
Behavior of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections Between Precast Bridge Deck Elements Benjamin Graybeal 2010 Proceedings of the Concrete Bridge Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, February 2010, p. 13.

 

Topic: UHPC Material Characterization and Behavior
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Fiber reinforcement influence on the tensile cracking strength of UHPFRC Luis Felipe Maya Duque and Benjamin Graybeal 2017 Materials and Structures, DOI: 10.1617/s11527-016-0914-5
Material-Level Evaluation of Different Commercially-Available UHPC-Class Materials Igor De la Varga, Zachary Haber, Jiqiu Yuan, and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 Proceedings of the. 2016 International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, Des Moines, Iowa, July 18–20, 2016
Fiber orientation distribution and tensile mechanical response in UHPFRC Luis Felipe Maya Duque, Igor De la Varga, and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 Proceedings of the. 2016 International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, Des Moines, Iowa, July 18–20, 2016
Tensile Mechanical Response of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete Benjamin Graybeal 2014 ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, V. 4, No. 2, 2014, pp. 62–74.
Compression Testing of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete Benjamin Graybeal 2014 ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, V. 4, No. 2, 2014, pp. 102–112.
Development of Direct Tension Test Method for Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete 
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Benjamin Graybeal and Florent Baby 2013 ACI Materials Journal, V. 110, No. 2, March–April 2013, pp 177–186.
Direct and Flexural Tension Test Methods for Determination of the Tensile Stress-Strain Response of UHPFRC Benjamin Graybeal, Florent Baby, Pierre Marchand, and Francois Toutlemonde 2012 Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on UHPC, Kassel, Germany, March 2012, pp. 395–402.
Compression Response of a Rapid-Strengthening Ultra-High Performance Concrete Formulation
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2012 FHWA TechBrief HRT-12-064
Compression Response of a Rapid-Strengthening Ultra-High Performance Concrete Formulation
(Full Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2012 NTIS Report No. PB2012-112545
Simultaneous Structural and Environmental Loading of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Component
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2010 FHWA TechBrief HRT-10-055
Simultaneous Structural and Environmental Loading of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Component
(Full Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2010 NTIS Report No. PB2010-110331
Flexural Response of Lightly Reinforced Ultra-High Performance Concrete Beams Todd Meade and Benjamin Graybeal 2010 Proceedings of the 3rd fib International Congress, Washington, DC, May 2010, p. 17.
Compressive Behavior of Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
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Benjamin Graybeal 2009 ACI Materials Journal, V. 104, No. 2, March–April 2007, pp 146–152.
Cylinder or Cube: Strength Testing of 80 to 200 MPa (11.6 to 29 ksi) Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
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Benjamin Graybeal and Marshall Davis 2008 ACI Materials Journal, V. 105, No. 6, November–December 2008, pp 603–609.
Durability of an Ultrahigh-Performance Concrete Benjamin Graybeal and Jussara Tanesi 2007 ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, V. 19, No. 10, October 2007, pp. 850–854.
Material Property Characterization of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Benjamin Graybeal 2006 FHWA Report HRT-06-103
Practical Means for Determination of the Tensile Behavior of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Benjamin Graybeal 2006 Journal of ASTM International, V. 3, No. 8, September 2006.

 

Topic: Research Related to UHPC and Prestressed Girders
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Experimental study of strand splice connections in UHPC for continuous precast prestressed concrete bridges Luis Felipe Maya Duque and Benjamin Graybeal 2017 Engineering Structures, V. 133, 2017, pp. 81-90.
Splice Length of Prestressing Strands in Field-Cast UHPC Connections Benjamin Graybeal 2015 Materials and Structures, V. 48, No. 6, pp. 1831–1839.
Splice Length of Prestressing Strand in Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2014 FHWA TechBrief HRT-14-041
Splice Length of Prestressing Strand in Field-Cast Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections
(Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2014 NTIS Report No. PB2014-103454
Structural Behavior of a 2nd Generation Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girder
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2009 FHWA TechBrief HRT-09-069
Structural Behavior of a 2nd Generation Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girder
(Full Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2009 NTIS Report No. PB2009-115495
Structural Behavior of a Prototype Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girder
(TechBrief)
Benjamin Graybeal 2009 FHWA TechBrief HRT-09-068
Structural Behavior of a Prototype Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girder
(Full Report)
Benjamin Graybeal 2009 NTIS Report No. PB2009-115495
Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a 2nd Generation Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi Girder Benjamin Graybeal 2008 Proceedings of the 3rd fib International Congress,Washington, DC, May 2010, p. 14.
Fatigue Behavior of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete I-Girder Justin Ocel and Benjamin Graybeal 2007 Proceedings of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute National Bridge Conference, Phoenix, October 2007, p. 18.
Structural Behavior of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Prestressed I-Girders Benjamin Graybeal 2006 FHWA Report HRT-06-115

 

Topic: UHPC Precast Deck Panel Research
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Analysis of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Two-Way Ribbed Bridge Deck Slab (TechBrief) Hector Garcia and Benjamin Graybeal 2007 FHWA TechBrief HRT-07-055
Analysis of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Two-Way Ribbed Bridge Deck Slab
(Full Report)
Hector Garcia and Benjamin Graybeal 2007 NTIS Report No. PB2007-112112

 

Topic: Computational Modeling of UHPC
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Development of a Family of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girders
(TechBrief)
Gang Zhang and Benjamin Graybeal 2014 FHWA TechBrief HRT-14-028
Development of a Family of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girders
(Full Report)
Gang Zhang and Benjamin Graybeal 2014 NTIS Report No.
PB2014-100626
Finite Element Analysis of Ultra-High Performance Concrete: Modeling Structural Performance of an AASHTO Type II Girder and a 2nd Generation Pi-Girder
(TechBrief)

Linfeng Chen and Benjamin Graybeal 2010 FHWA TechBrief HRT-10-079
Finite Element Analysis of Ultra-High Performance Concrete: Modeling Structural Performance of an AASHTO Type II Girder and a 2nd Generation Pi-Girder 
(Full Report)
Linfeng Chen and Benjamin Graybeal 2010 NTIS Report No. PB2011-100864

 

Additional Publications That Include Discussion of UHPC
Article Title Author(s) Publication Year Location
Dimensional Stability of Grout-Like Materials Used in Field-Cast Connections Igor De la Varga, and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 FHWA Report HRT-16-080
Performance of Grouted Connections for Prefabricated Bridge Elements – Part I: Material-Level Investigation on Shrinkage and Bond Igor De la Varga, Zachary Haber, and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, Nashville, TN., March 1–5, 2016
Performance of Grouted Connections for Prefabricated Bridge Elements – Part II: Component-Level Investigation on Bond and Cracking Zachary Haber, Igor De la Varga, and Benjamin Graybeal 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, Nashville, TN., March 1–5, 2016
Dimensional Stability of Grout-Type Materials Used as Connections between Prefabricated Concrete Elements Igor De la Varga, and Benjamin Graybeal 2015 ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, V. 27, No. 9, 2015, pp. 1–10.
Experimental Evaluation of Prefabricated Deck Panel Connections Zachary Haber and Benjamin Graybeal 2015 Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC., January 11–15, 2015
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