Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Research For Objectives 1 And 2

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has initiated Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) Development and Deployment Program consistent with the requirements of SAFETEA-LU legislation. The objective of this research is to eliminate/reduce the deteriorating effects of ASR in highway concrete structures even when exposed to adverse natural environment and/or additionally altered by the use of cost effective deicers/chemicals. The results from this research will directly support ongoing efforts to improve the durability of highway infrastructure including pavements, bridges, and other concrete highway structures. The proposed ASR research activities have four objectives. Objectives 1 and 2 contract was awarded to PSI. Objective 1: Advancing the fundamental understanding of ASR mechanism and develop a concrete mixture design process resistant to ASR phenomenon. Objective 2: Developing reliable, improved, rapid, laboratory test method to evaluate concrete mixture design to predict field performance.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $1107542.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Virmani, Paul

    • Performing Organizations:

      Professional Services Industries, Incorporated

      13800 Coopermine Road
      Herndon, Virginia  United States  20171
    • Principal Investigators:

      Khan, Mohammad

    • Start Date: 20080000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19180

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462480
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-08-C-00016
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM