Durability study of the first PC bridge constructed with ultra high strength fiber reinforced concrete in Japan

Author(s): K. Kono, H. Musha, T. Kawaguchi, A. Eriguchi, S. Tanaka, T. Kobayashi, M. Ikeda
Paper category: Symposium
Book title: RILEM-fib-AFGC International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): F. Toutlemonde, J. Resplendino
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-130-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-131-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L
Pages: 239 – 248
Total Pages: 10
Language: English

In Japan, the use of ultra high strength fiber reinforced concrete (UFC) has been increasing since the publication of recommendations on the design and construction of UFC structures by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers in September 2004. UFC is a unique cementitious composite with high tensile strength which enables concrete structure designs without reinforcing bars. Its durability is also very high compared to conventional concrete. UFC has been mainly applied to bridges, taking advantage of its high strength. Sakata-Mirai Footbridge was the first bridge constructed with UFC in Japan in October 2002. In this paper, the durability and strength performance of this UFC footbridge has been periodically studied. It was found that ten year old UFC footbridges can maintain good condition and mechanical properties even against severe environments, and thus the sustainability of UFC structures is verified in terms of the 10 year investigation.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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