U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
|Project Name:||High-Performance, Stress-Relaxing Cementitious Composites for Crack-Free Pavements and Transportation Structures|
|Start Date:||February 20, 2008|
|End Date:||March 31, 2011|
|First Name:||Richard C (Rick)|
|Office:||Office of Infrastructure Research and Development|
|Team:||Pavement Materials Team [HRDI-10]|
|Program:||Exploratory Advanced Research|
|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.|
|Test Methodology:||Laboratory and field testing|
|Partners:||Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development; Role(s): Technical, Advisory|
|Expected Benefits:||To improve the properties of infrastructure materials.|
|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 -- http://repository.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2012-08-11549/YAZDANBAKHSH-DISSERTATION.pdf?sequence=2 --
|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|
|FHWA Disciplines:||Pavement and Materials
|Subject Areas:||Bridges and other structures