Self consolidating concrete drilled shafts auburn
This project has consisted of developing draft specifications & mixture designs for SCC used in the construction of drilled shafts for the B. Some of the tests conducted including compressive strength & permeability testing of cores extracted from experimental casings made from SCC and conventional concrete (separately); CSL testing on all permanent shafts; gamma-gamma testing on select shafts; internal temperature testing from thermal sensors embedded in shafts during placement.
The project was let in multiple phases, with construction in each phase being observed & documented by researchers, in addition to conducting numerous tests to evaluate the quality of the concrete.
TRB is uniquely suited for this purpose for many reasons: TRB maintains an extensive com- mittee structure from which authorities on any highway transportation subject may be drawn; TRB possesses avenues of communications and cooperation with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, univer- sities, and industry; TRBâs relationship to the Academies is an insurance of objectivity; and TRB maintains a full-time staff of specialists in high- way transportation matters to bring the findings of research directly to those in a position to use them.
The program is developed on the basis of research needs identified by chief administrators and other staff of the highway and transporta- tion departments and by committees of AASHTO.
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