RE-CAST UTC Project Information

Project Title

Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete for Repair of Bridge Sub-Structures and Fiber-Reinforced Super-Workable Concrete for Infrastructure Construction

Universities

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
University of Oklahoma

Principal Investigator

Kamal H. Khayat
Missouri University of Science and Technology

PI Contact Information

khayatk@mst.edu;  573-341-6223

Co-Principal Investigators

Hani Nassif, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Kaan Ozbay, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Jeffery S. Volz, University of Oklahoma

Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)

New Jersey DOT $170,081
Missouri DOT $120,618
University of Oklahoma/ Dolese Bros. Co.: $80,206
RE-CAST $381,361

Total Project Cost

$752,266

Matching Agency ID or Contract Number

New Jersey DOT:
Missouri DOT: 00047064 / TR201705
University of Oklahoma/ Dolese Bros. Co.: 00042134-05-3A
RE-CAST: 00042134 / 00046732

RE-CAST Grant Award Number

DTRT13-G-UTC45

Start and End Dates

Start Date: June 1, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2018

Brief Description of Research Project

The proposed study seeks to investigate key engineering and structural properties of FR-SCC and fiber-reinforced super workable concrete (FR-SWC) for infrastructure repair and construction. FR-SCC is targeted for repair of sub-structure elements, while the FR-SWC is targeted for construction operations. The FR-SWC requires some consolidation and can be used in less congested structural elements where this consolidation with SCC or FR-SCC is not required. The FR-SWC is easier to produce than FR-SCC and is more cost-effective for use in infrastructure construction. However, the FR-SWC is not adequate for repair applications that often involve casting concrete in restricted spacing necessitating self-consolidation characteristics. FR-SWC can be used in precast as well as cast-in-place girders, cast-in-place piers and piles, and other bridge elements, including abutment walls.  In this investigation, several types of fibers will be investigated to select FR-SCC and FR-SWC that can yield superior performance. The expected result from this study will be guidelines and performance-based specifications for the evaluation, selection, and specification of FR-SCC for infrastructure repair of bridge sub-structures and FR-SWC for the construction of bridge substructure and superstructure elements.

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Web Links

Project website: http://recast.mst.edu/projects/fr-sccandfr-swc/