Develop a Cost Efficient and Effective Method for Cast-In-Place Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-12-P-0017
Agency Tracking Number:
T121--01-0005
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA121-001
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Berkeley Optimal Technology
3030 Giant Road, San Pablo, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788212616
Principal Investigator:
Kathleen Rai
Chief Engineer
(415) 260-5257
kathy@berkoptech.com
Business Contact:
Sean Feng
President
(510) 551-3926
sean@berkoptech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
BOT proposes project codenamed DTRAcrete an innovative FR UHPC that is industrial-scalable for low-cost, locally-sourced, fast production, cast-in-situ, deployable for various regions/countries with US military presence. These are the showcased features: Economized materials DTRAcrete will re-introduce coarse aggregates. DTRAcrete will use less steel fibers. Total material cost savings will be at least $248 per cubic yard. Efficient production Mixing involves both physical and chemical enhancements. DTRAcrete is mixed at 5 minutes per batch, using a conventional concrete plant. Transporting, Placing, Curing are all improved. Production of DTRAcrete is fast and consistent, employing existing large- scale concrete batch mixing plant and concrete transport/pumping infrastructure. large scale, cast-in-situ DTRAcrete can be demolded approximately 24 h after casting, and then cured at a temperature of 684 degrees F (20 2 degrees C) and no less than 95% relative humidity, easily achieved by simply placing a tarp over the surface. Ultra high performance and beyond DTRAcrete can easily reach 26.5ksi and beyond. It can easily have a post-cracking tensile strength of 3ksi with the new fiber strategy. Excellent weather and corrosion resistance Expected 100+ years of zero maintenance in all varieties of climates and exposures.

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