Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components (NEES-2013-1207)

By Mehdi Saiidi

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Title: Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components (NEES-2015-1207)


Year Of Curation: 2015


Description: The Partnership for Innovation (PFI) Project at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has two primary objectives. The first objective is to develop novel precast concrete bridge elements to resist loads such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. without being damaged. Since reinforced concrete bridges are essential links within any major highway transportation system, they need to be conceived so that minimal traffic disruption occurs after these extreme loading events. The second objective is to adopt the concept of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) so that bridge columns and their components can be disassembled and reused or recycled at the structurea??s end-of-life, thus reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint during material extraction and manufacture. This is especially important for RC bridges, considering that CO2 emissions due to cement production account for 5% of the global anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. In addition to fostering a sustainable or a??greena?? design practice, the project objectives are essential elements of a new paradigm, a??Highways for Life (HFL)a??, that has been coined by the Federal Highway Administration, for the US highway industry aimed at advancing long lasting highways through innovation. 


Award: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1114406


PIs & CoPIs: Mehdi Saiidi


Dates: September 01, 2011 - August 30, 2014


Organizations: University of Nevada-Reno, NV, United States


Facilities: University of Nevada-Reno, NV, United States


Sponsor: NSF - IIP - 1114406 


Keywords: beam,shear failure,shear strength,ECC,fiber reinforcement,Shake Table Testing,bridge column,damage free sustainability
 

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  • Mehdi Saiidi (2017), "Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components (NEES-2013-1207)," https://datacenterhub.org/resources/14614.

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