Project 2.05: Development and Testing of High/Ultra-High Early Strength Concrete for Durable Bridge Components and Connections

Development and Testing of High/Ultra-High Early Strength Concrete for Durable Bridge Components and Connections

Project 2.5

Project Summary

The objective of the research project is to enhance the robustness of current high-early strength concrete mixtures and develop mixture design specification of a next generation of high-early strength concrete to enable durable, sustainable and economical efficient accelerated bridge constructions (ABC) tailored to current and future conditions.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Kay Wille


Dr. Ramesh Malla


University of Connecticut

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, University Transportation Centers Program, Department of Transportation
University of Connecticut

Implementation of Research Outcomes:

The current research effort aims at material development to satisfy the performance requirements. It is envisioned that upon success the mixture designs and knowledge how to operate with ultra-high performance concrete will be shared with local concrete suppliers so that their personal can be trained in providing this type of concrete for construction projects. This project aims at directly impacting the construction industry towards a more sustainable infrastructure with enhanced service life.

Impacts and Benefits of Implementation:

Impacts and benefits of the research have yet to be realized upon the recent completion of the work.

Printable Project Information Sheet

Project 2.05 Final Report

April 2019 Semi-Annual Progress Report

June 2019 Bi-Monthly Progress Report

July 2019 Bi-Monthly Progress Report

January 2020 Quarterly Progress Report

March 2020 Quarterly Progress Report

June 2020 Quarterly Progress Report

September 2020 Quarterly Progress Report

December 2020 Quarterly Progress Report

April 2021 Quarterly Progress Report

June 2021 Quarterly Progress Report

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December 2021 Quarterly Progress Report

April 2022 Quarterly Progress Report

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September 2022 Quarterly Progress Report