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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-08-0041
Project Name:   Development of Nondestructive Evaluation Field Test Method for Alkali-Silica Reaction Detection and Identification of Cost-Effective Materials for Rehabilitation of Structures Affected
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 30, 2008
End Date:  June 5, 2013
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:   Alkali-Silica Reactivity
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   This research study will identify/develop a combination of nondestructive and destructive methods to evaluate the present and future concrete deterioration for field concrete structures affected by alkali-silica reactivity (ASR). The research will also identify procedures and materials to rehabilitate concrete structures' deterioration due to the presence of ASR to extend their service life.
Goals:  
The key project objectives are to:
(1) Develop nondestructive field test methods to evaluate concrete structures for presence of alkali-silica reactivity (ASR), estimate deterioration rate, and predict total expansion.
(2) Develop cost-effective methods to control alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and extend the service life of existing highway structures. 
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Materials and methods for rehabilitation and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefits are better materials and quicker alkali-silica reactivity detection methods.
Deliverables: Name: Report
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The report is a description of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) methods and rehabilitation techniques.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Asset Management
TRT Terms:   Materials
Maintenance
Research
Infrastructure
Concrete Structures
Rehabilitation (Maintenance)
Nondestructive Tests
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Research
Pavements

 

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