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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-08-0003
Project Name: High-Performance, Stress-Relaxing Cementitious Composites for Crack-Free Pavements and Transportation Structures
Status: Completed
Last Name:Meininger
First Name:Richard C (Rick)
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Pavement Materials Team
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.
Laboratories: Concrete Laboratory
Start Date: February 20, 2008
End Date: March 31, 2011
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.
Partners: Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development; Role(s): Technical, Advisory
Deliverables:1. Name: Report and presentations.
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief, Article
Description: 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.
2. Name: Final report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The product is a final written report.
3. Name: Software to quantify the distribution of a material in a mixture.
Product Type(s): Research report, Software
Description: Software was developed and provided to Federal Highway Administration that provides a method to quantify and describe the degree of distribution of fibers in cement paste, mortar, concrete, or any other material. More information can be found in the following journal:Journal of NanomaterialsVolume 2012 (2012), Article ID 371927, 8 pagesdoi:10.1155/2012/371927Research Article Challenges and Benefits of Utilizing Carbon Nanofilaments in Cementitious MaterialsArdavan Yazdanbakhsh, Zachary Grasley, Bryan Tyson, and Rashid Abu Al-Rub Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A and M University, CE/TTI 503-C, 3136 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3136, USA. PRODUCTION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS INCORPORATING CARBON NANOFIBERS, A Dissertation, by ARDAVAN YAZDANBAKHSHSubmitted -- --
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Keywords: Cracking
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures