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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-02-0003
Project Name:   Alternate Corrosion-Resistant Protection Systems for Posttensioned Bridge Members
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  December 31, 2002
End Date:  November 30, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Virmani
First Name:  Paul
Telephone:  202-493-3052
E-mail:  paul.virmani@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Infrastructure Management Team [HRDI-60]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   The experimental program includes both long-term exposure tests as well as accelerated corrosion tests. The new posttensioning systems being investigated include combinations of strands, ducts (with and without couplers), bearing plates, and electrical isolation.
Product Type:   Research report
Technical report
Test Methodology:   fabrication of large size, specimens, exposure to adverse environment, nondestructive evaluation data, and autopsy
Expected Benefits:   Durable Materials
Deliverables:   Evaluation of Corrosion Resistance of Improved Post-Tensioning Materials after Long-Term Exposure Testing
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms:   Materials
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures


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