||Bridge Beams and Substructure with Self-Consolidating Concrete
H. Celik Ozyildirim
The purpose of this study is to develop an innovative, cost-effective, safe and aesthetically pleasing self-consolidating concrete (SCC) for a bridge structure.
SCC mixtures that are expected to be uniform and robust will be developed and tested for the precast and cast-in-place applications. They then will be placed in the beams and substructure of a bridge structure.
The candidate bridge structure is on Nimmo Parkway over West Neck Creek in Virginia Beach. It has 18 89-foot spans and is 104 feet wide.
The prestressed beams will be cast using SCC at the precast plant, and the pile bents and abutments will include cast-in-place SCC.