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Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

This report is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-039
Date: July 2007
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Chapter 2 - Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Reinforced Concrete


Objectives for this research are as listed below:

  1. Determine the extent to which high performance metallic reinforcement has been employed in reinforced concrete bridges and other construction and critically review its performance.
  2. Identify candidate high performance metallic reinforcement types that are appropriate for concrete bridge construction.
  3. Perform an experimental program that consists of (1) accelerated short-term screening tests and (2) service realistic long-term exposures to establish data from which selection and service life of high performance metallic reinforcement in concrete can be projected.
  4. Analyze the data from III and identify the utility and limitations of employing specific high performance metallic reinforcement in concrete bridge construction.

The purpose of this report is to document accomplishments for the initial 3 years of this 6-year overall effort. Results pertaining to Objective I have been reported elsewhere, as noted above.14 Progress for Objectives II through IV is described below.

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