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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-12-0001
Project Name:   Development of Concrete Paving Mixture Design for Long-Term Performance
Project Status:   Proposed
Start Date:  January 1, 2012
End Date:  September 30, 2013
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:   Innovative Pavement Research and Deployment
Laboratory:   Chemistry Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   Concrete specimens with simulated joints will be cast and exposed to deicing salts, heating and cooling, wetting and drying, and freezing and thawing to determine the parameters and properties of concrete that resists deterioration, and to evaluate the path(s) of the deterioration to learn the critical factors leading to durability.
Goals:   The key project objectives¬†are to understand the concrete deterioration mechanism near existing concrete pavement joints and cracks, and to develop test(s) to use that mechanism to develop performance indicators and specifications.
Product Type:   Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Research report
Test Methodology:   Concrete specimens with simulated joints will be cast and exposed to deicing salts, heating and cooling, wetting and drying, and freezing and thawing.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is longer concrete pavement performance because deterioration often starts at joints and cracks.
Deliverables:   The deliverable is a report¬†providing the detailed methods and findings.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms:   Concrete
Durability Tests
Infrastructure
Research
Pavements
Materials
Deterioration
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Design
Construction and Project Management
Subject Areas:   Highways
Materials
Pavements

 

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