ACI funds 10 diverse projects to further concrete sustainability

May 20, 2022

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One of the projects which received a grant from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC), Shear behavior of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) considering axial load effects. Photo courtesy Dimitrios Kalliontzis, University of Houston

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) bestowed grants to 10 projects aimed at furthering the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures.

The following research projects will receive funding from the ACI Foundation, and were awarded based on impact to industry, ACI Committee engagement, and collaboration with other funders and organizations:

Alternative supplementary cementitious materials from local agricultural products
• Principal Investigator (PI): Lisa Burris, Ohio State University

Damage classification of reinforced concrete structures for fire: Rebar temperature
• PI: Negar Elhami-Khorasani, University at Buffalo
• Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Ravi Ranade, University at Buffalo
• Co-PI: Anthony Tessari, University at Buffalo

Development of a phase change material-based heat-absorbing surface covering for concrete pavements/bridge decks
• PI: Jung Heum Yeon, Texas State University
• Co-PI: Togay Ozbakkaloglu, Texas State University

Evaluation of early-strength development in tension-driven high strength concrete formulations
• PI: Matthew Gombeda, Illinois Institute of Technology
• Co-PI: Nishant Garg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fatigue behavior of FRP bars embedded in concrete
• PI: Christian Carloni, Case Western Reserve University

How much consolidation energy is really required to create concrete specimens?
• PI: Dimitri Feys, Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of Missouri University of Science and Technology
• Co-PI: Kyle Riding, University of Florida

Maximum reinforcing ratio for reinforced UHPC beams: Towards slender elements • PI: Yi Shao, University of California, Berkeley
• Co-PI: Claudia Ostertag, University of California, Berkeley

Multiscale reinforcement of hybrid steel fiber reinforced concrete
• PI: Xijun Shi, Texas State University
• Co-PI: Zachary Grasley, Texas A&M University

Reliable measurement and speciation of sulfur in concrete aggregates
• PI: April Synder, RJ Lee Group
• Co-PI: Michael Deible, RJ Lee Group

Shear behavior of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) considering axial load effects
• PI: Dimitrios Kalliontzis, University of Houston

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