MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 271, 20192019 Tran-SET Annual Conference
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Portland Cement Materials|
|Published online||09 April 2019|
Shrinkage in Ultra-High Performance Concrete Overlays on Concrete Bridge Decks
Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
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This paper investigates the shrinkage and thermal effects of an ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) mixture proposed for use as an overlay material for concrete bridge decks. In this study, early-age and longer-term shrinkage tests were performed on the locally produced UHPC. Thermal and shrinkage effects in normal strength concrete slabs overlaid with UHPC were also observed. Early-age shrinkage testing showed that approximately 55% of the strain occurred in the plastic state and may not contribute to bond stresses since the elastic modulus of the UHPC should be small at such early ages. Thickness of the substrate and amount of reinforcing steel were important factors for shrinkage in the slabs. The thickest slab experienced greater shrinkage than thinner slabs. Comparing this slab to a thinner slab with the same reinforcement indicated that reinforcement ratio is more important than the area of steel.
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