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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-08-0003
Project Name:   High-Performance, Stress-Relaxing Cementitious Composites for Crack-Free Pavements and Transportation Structures
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  February 20, 2008
End Date:  March 31, 2011
Contact Information
Last Name:  Meininger
First Name:  Richard C (Rick)
Telephone:  202-493-3191
E-mail:  richard.meininger@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Pavement Materials Team [HRDI-10]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Laboratory:   Concrete Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   The project proposes to use nanotechnology to introduce engineered inclusions in cement to relieve tensile stresses and thereby reduce cracking in concrete.
Goals:   The key project objective is to increase understanding of and ability to improve properties of infrastructure materials.
Background Information:   This project is a response to the Exploratory Advanced Research Program broad agency announcement in the highway infrastructure focus area.
Product Type:   Article
Research report
Partners:   Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development; Role(s): Technical, Advisory
Deliverables:   The product includes a report and presentations,¬†a¬†TechBrief, and technical notes given to the Federal Highway Administration and papers presented at technical conferences on materials science.
Related URL(s):   http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/2012/371927/
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Design
TRT Terms:   Cracking
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures


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