Coated Steel Rebar for Enhanced Concrete-Steel Bond Strength and Corrosion Resistance

Approximately 90% of the bridges in the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) inventory are reinforced concrete (RC) structures and the construction and maintenance of RC bridges constitute a major portion of the up-front costs in MoDOT bridge budget. Therefore, the development and utilization of new technologies that reduce the amount of steel need for safe RC structures, and that prolong the useful lifetimes of steel RC members, beam-column joints, and column-footing connections could have a significant impact on MoDOT operations, especially as the steel price continues to increase. More importantly, using less reinforcement in joint and connection areas will alleviate the congestion of reinforcing bars, and reduce the time-consuming construction process from rebar caging to concrete casting, and will ultimately improve the quality and thus structural safety of a constructed RC bridge. In order to reduce the RC bridge construction cost by 10%, innovative yet cost-effective reinforcing bars need to be developed that can significantly increase concrete-steel bond strength and offer long-term corrosion resistance compared to conventional steel rebar.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies

    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Genda

  • Start Date: 20080901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18898

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462499
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014, 00022976
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM