Sustainability and Resiliency of Concrete Rapid Repairs Utilizing Advanced Cementitious Materials – Freeze/Thaw Loads

Rapid repair cements are important to extending the life of infrastructure. Damage occurs to concrete systems because of poor construction quality, accidents, severe environmental conditions, and general wear and tear. Using rapid repair materials allows agencies to repair the infrastructure without causing undue delays and without having to completely shut down roadways or tunnels. However, improper use of rapid repair materials can lead to accelerated deterioration, or the need to re-repair within a short time period. The proposed work will provide agencies with the tools to select the correct class of rapid repair materials for their particular situation, ensuring the longevity of the repair and improving system resiliency. Additionally, this research will add to the state-of-knowledge regarding the long-term durability of partial depth repairs to freeze-thaw cycling, and their long-term structural capacity after freeze-thaw deterioration. The intended outcome of the project is to educate the scientific community about the state of the art of rapid repair materials in transportation infrastructure in terms of durability and in-service performance. The impact of the research will be measured by comparing the expected lifespan of repair systems using the newly developed approach and comparing it with traditional systems.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Hawkins, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University Heights
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102-1982
  • Principal Investigators:

    Adams, Matthew

    Bandelt, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684098
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG2a
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2018 1:17PM