Self-Consolidating Concrete for Prestressed Bridge Girders

The ultimate objective of this project was to develop widely accepted recommendations on self-consolidating concrete (SCC) mixture design for its use in Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) bridge projects. This project investigated the effects of material constituents on the material properties of trial SCC mixtures made from precasters in Wisconsin. A group of SCC mixtures were identified based on the experimental investigation of results, technical findings from a literature review, and input from a survey to several DOTs. The identified SCC mixtures were tested at plants for the evaluation of their material performance. With a detailed investigation of the results, high quality SCC mixtures were selected and used to build cylinders and prims for the evaluation of their creep and shrinkage. The most appropriate SCC mixture was selected to fabricate a full-scale SCC girder to verify structural performance. The results of the SCC girder were compared with those of a conventional concrete (CC) girder. Then, field monitoring of prestress losses of both girders that were installed in a WisDOT bridge was made from its erection to deck placement. At the end of this project, recommendations for SCC mixture design were established to promote SCC in prestressed bridge girders in Wisconsin.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Brookings, SD  United States  57007

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    Madison, WI  United States  53707

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Seo, Junwon
    • Torres, Eduardo
    • Schaffer, William
    • Wehbe, Nadim
  • Publication Date: 2017-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 135p

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  • Accession Number: 01653308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC 17-334
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2017 9:46AM