Malaysia, taking ultra-high performance concrete bridges to new dimensions

Author(s) : Y.L. Voo, S. J. Foster
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 1033 - 1042
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: This paper presents the current state of practice in the utilization of ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) bridge construction in Malaysia. Since 2006, Dura Technology Sdn Bhd (DTSB) has pioneered research in the optimal uses of UHPFRC in bridge construction through its Sustainable Bridge Construction Initiative. At the time of date writing of this paper, a total of 93 UHPFRC bridges have been constructed, with 87 of these bridges for vehicular traffic and 6 for pedestrians. There are a further 12 bridges that are in construction and 5 in the tender stage and more than 10 in design stage. The typical types and shapes of the UHPFRC bridge beams used in Malaysia is presented. Two case studies are also presented; the first is on the ten equal spans, 420-metre-long, Kg Baharu-Kg Teluk Bridge. The second case study is an up-coming project on the Tanjung Kuala Gum Gum Bridge at Sabah. If completed as planned in 2020, this bridge will have a total length of 577 metres, with nine equal 50.5m spans and one centre span of 120m.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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