FHWA Lightweight High-Performance Concrete Research Program

This paper describes an ongoing FHWA research program focused primarily on LWHPC in the gap of equilibrium densities ranging from conventional lightweight to normal weight concrete. The program involves testing 27 AASHTO girders and 40 rectangular beams to (i) investigate the performance of LWHPC produced using aggregates representative of those available in North America, (ii) investigate the transfer length, development length, and shear strength of precast/prestressed LWHPC members, (iii) study the development and splice length of mild steel reinforcement used in LWHPC, and (iv) investigate prestress losses in LWHPC girders. The result of the study will be to recommend changes to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications relevant to LWHPC.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Concrete Bridge Council

    Portland Cement Association, 5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077-1083

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    105 West Capitol Avenue
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Greene Jr., Gary G
    • Graybeal, Benjamin A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: HPC: Safe, Affordable, and Efficient

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2008 1:00PM