Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridge Deck Overlays

This TechNote introduces ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) as a potential solution for bridge deck overlays. A brief review of the history and development of UHPC is presented, followed by a summary of the properties that make UHPC a viable overlay solution. A laboratory investigation on the tensile bond strength of a UHPC specially formulated for overlay applications is then presented. This investigation provides a comparison between UHPC and latex-modified concrete (LMC) overlays using different substrate materials and surface preparations. Lastly, this TechNote highlights the findings of a field study and subsequent laboratory investigation aimed at evaluating the bond between a recently installed UHPC overlay and the existing reinforced concrete bridge deck. The full details and findings of this field study are available in a report by Haber et al. (2017).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Serial:
    • Technote
    • Publisher: Federal Highway Administration

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01670157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-17-097
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 9:43AM