Use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete in Geotechnical and Substructure Applications
- Sivalingam Sritharan, 515-294-5238, email@example.com (project list)
- Vern Schaefer, 515-294-9540, firstname.lastname@example.org (project list)
Start date: 06/01/07
End date: 05/31/08
Sponsor(s):Iowa Department of Transportation
About the research
Research objective: The proposed research aims to: 1)characterize the behavior of UHPC structural members subjected to loading conditions similar to those experienced in the field for bridge foundations and micropiles by performing large-scale laboratory tests on different cross-sections of the structural members using structural laboratory facility at Iowa State Unviersity; 2) evaluate the behavior of UHPC soil-pile system subjected to vertical and lateral loads by using full-scale field tests on piles/micropiles; and 3) develop design methods and demonstrate potential use of UHPC in geotechnical applications.