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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-12-0025
Project Name:   Performance Evaluation of Prestressing Strands for Concrete Bridges With Chloride Contaminated Grout
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  February 1, 2012
End Date:  December 31, 2013
Contact Information
Last Name:  Ghasemi
First Name:  Hamid
Telephone:  202-493-3042
E-mail:  hamid.ghasemi@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Infrastructure Management Team [HRDI-60]
Program:   Long-Term Bridge Performance
Laboratory:   Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   A research program will be conducted to obtain a preliminary estimate of a chloride threshold value for corrosion initiation for prestressing strands.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Lab and field tests.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is the improvement of the knowledgebase pertaining to threshold values of chloride in grout for prestressing strands.
Deliverables: Name: Final Report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverable is a final report.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Transportation
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
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