U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory researches the effects of corrosion and mitigation methods related to structural materials. The lab also works to improve coating and corrosion test methods while gauging the durability and performance of innovative coating systems designed to prevent corrosion of steel bridges.
The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory studies the effects of corrosion on structural materials. Research is performed to better understand how corrosion damages structures, as well as how to mitigate or prevent future structural damage for materials used in corrosive environments. The laboratory also tests numerous durable and environmentally compliant bridge coatings using both accelerated laboratory tests and natural outdoor exposure. The laboratory develops innovative cyclic laboratory test methods for evaluating bridge coating performance and highly reproducible techniques for evaluating coating failures. In addition, the lab assists State departments of transportation (DOTs) to evaluate corrosion-related issues, solve a variety of bridge coating problems, and recommend appropriate coatings for different environmental conditions. The laboratory also performs metallographic examinations, allowing it to assess the structural makeup and potential damage due to corrosion at a microstructural level.
Recent Accomplishments and Contributions
The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory performs the following activities.
The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory performs the following services.
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