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108. Construction of an ultra-high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete thin-shell structure over the Millau viaduct toll gates



Title: 108. Construction of an ultra-high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete thin-shell structure over the Millau viaduct toll gates
Author(s): T. Thibaux, Z. Hajar, A. Simon, S. Chanut
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 1183 - 1192
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 2
Language: English


Abstract: This paper presents the design and construction of the thin-shell structure over the Millau Viaduct toll gates.The BSI-CERACEM concrete used for this innovative structure is an Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC), with a compressive strength of 165 MPa, in which steel fibre ensure ductile behaviour under tension and dispense with the need for traditional passive reinforcement.The design is based on a succession of identical precast segments, hollow-core thin-shell elements assembled by post-tensioning. Special experimental methods for characterizing FRC properties were used to obtain pertinent data. The project also required several test campaigns to validate the assumptions used for design and to verify the behaviour of the concrete at the scale of the actual structure.


Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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