Record number :
1635889
Title of article :
Design and application of controlled low strength materials as a structural fill
Author/Authors :
Alizadeh، نويسنده , , Vahid and Helwany، نويسنده , , Sam and Ghorbanpoor، نويسنده , , Al and Sobolev، نويسنده , , Konstantin، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
Pages :
7
From page :
425
To page :
431
Abstract :
Controlled low strength materials (CLSM) are flowable and self-compacting construction materials that have been used in a wide variety of applications. This paper describes design of an optimized CLSM mixture that was used as a structural fill for construction of a bridge abutment. The main performance criteria for selection of a potential CLSM mixture were compressive strength to support the bridge loads, excavatability and flowability to fill the entire abutment in one continuous pour. Several CLSM mixtures were developed and tested in the laboratory for engineering properties including flowability, density, compressive strength and stress–strain behavior. it was a critical area of concern in design of the CLSM bridge abutment, the bond strength performance of the CLSM to steel anchors was also investigated. In pullout tests, a CLSM mixture with higher compressive strength resulted in higher bond strength and more brittle slippage. A numerical simulation of pullout tests indicated that the bond strength decreases with increase in bar size and embedment length.
Keywords :
mixture proportioning , Flowability , Bridge abutment , Compressive strength , Bond strength , Pullout test , Controlled low strength materials (CLSM)
Journal title :
Construction and Building Materials
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