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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0010
Project Name: Nanoscale Approaches for Inhibiting Corrosion: Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Processes for Infrastructure Repair and Corrosion Inhibition
Status: Completed
Contact:
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
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:The project will develop technologies, materials, and methods to either repair or retrofit structures located both above and underwater to inhibit corrosion. The research will utilize the advancements in nanomaterials, especially carbon nanotubes, to develop an onsite spray system to enhance the structural capacity and barrier layer for corrosion resistances.
Start Date: February 17, 2010
End Date: July 30, 2011
Goals: The goal is to develop a high strength epoxy resin system with dispersion of carbon nanotube to compete with Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) for the repair of bridge members.
Background Information: The project was submitted in response to a fiscal year 2007 Exploratory Advanced Research Program solicitation.
Deliverables:Name: Materials and Spray Systems for Infrastructure Repair -- Report
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Epoxy/nanotube composite mixture.
Keywords: Materials
Maintenance
Corrosion
Bridges
Research
Infrastructure
Project Management
Repairing
Retrofitting
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures
Maintenance and Preservation
Materials