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Challenges in the Development of a Performance‐Related Specification (PRS) for Concrete Bridge Superstructures – Pilot Project in Indiana

Magee, Bryan, Olek, Jan, Ramirez, Julio, Frosch, Robert, Smith, Jean-Paul and Nantung, Tommy (2001) Challenges in the Development of a Performance‐Related Specification (PRS) for Concrete Bridge Superstructures – Pilot Project in Indiana. In: Third International Conference on Concrete Under Severe Conditions: Environment and Loading (CONSEC01), Vancouver. University of British Columbia. 9 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper summarizes an extensive review of literature that was undertaken to better quantify the term High-Performance Concrete (HPC). Based on a database of 260 HPC mixtures, descriptions of typical HPC characteristics are given. Considered are commonly used constituent materials and their quantities, cementitious material combinations, and performance levels typically achieved. It is illustrated that a quantitative HPC definition as proposed by the FHWA is generally representative of HPC used in the field to date, providing therefore, a rational definition of the material. Against this background, the data reported in this paper provides an approximate trial mixture-proportioning guide for HPC.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:High performance concrete, performance specifications
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:36934
Deposited By: Dr Bryan Magee
Deposited On:17 May 2017 11:10
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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