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

Bryan Magee, Jan Olek, Julio Ramirez, Robert Frosch, Jean-Paul Smith, Tommy Nantung

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
Pages973-981
Number of pages9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Apr 2001
EventThird International Conference on Concrete Under Severe Conditions: Environment and Loading (CONSEC01) - Vancouver
Duration: 20 Apr 2001 → …

Conference

ConferenceThird International Conference on Concrete Under Severe Conditions: Environment and Loading (CONSEC01)
Period20/04/01 → …

Keywords

  • High performance concrete
  • performance specifications

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