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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-02-0003
Project Name: Alternate Corrosion-Resistant Protection Systems for Posttensioned Bridge Members
Status: Completed
Last Name:Virmani
First Name:Paul
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Infrastructure Management Team
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.
Start Date: December 31, 2002
End Date: November 30, 2012
Goals: The key project objective is to develop corrosion resistant protection systems forĀ posttensioned bridge members.
Test Methodology: fabrication of large size, specimens, exposure to adverse environment, nondestructive evaluation data, and autopsy
Expected Benefits:Durable Materials
Deliverables:1. Name: Report
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: Evaluation of Corrosion Resistance of Improved Post-Tensioning Materials after Long-Term Exposure Testing
2. Name: Report
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: Comparative Study of Mechanical and Corrosion Resistance Properties of Bridge Posttensioning Strands
Keywords: Materials
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures