Journal article

Experimental validation of a railway bridge made of a reinforced UHPFRC-T-beam

The material UHPFRC is not yet used in the field of bridge construction regularly. The reasons are missing codes and allurements for innovation in the structural engineering. Nevertheless, UHPFRC has many advantages, which are significant compared to the use of concrete in this case: the replacement of a railway bridge. This paper documents two tests of reinforced UHPFRC beams. This tests has been done in the context of the validation of the dimensioning: one bending test and one shear forcer test. Furthermore, the reasons for the choice, the specimen geometry as well as the test results are presented. Finally, the investigated load bearing capacities will be compared with analytical models.


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