Assessment of FRP Composite Durability for Bridges - Phase III Field Testing

The repair and rehabilitation of structures is costly, time consuming and often times disruptive to traffic. Although fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are increasingly being considered for use by departments of transportation (DOTs) for both the rehabilitation of deteriorating/deficient components and systems, and for new construction, there are still concerns related to the long-term durability of the specific classes of materials used in these applications. The following tasks are necessary to accomplish the objective of this project: (1) selection of field sites and development of exposure frames; (2) field exposure; (3) testing of exposed specimens; (4) laboratory simulation of field exposures and testing of specimens; (5) development of correlations; and (6) development of approach at the structural level. Tasks #1 and #2 will be accomplished under this contract and the remaining tasks as part of a follow-on Pooled Fund Project.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  USA  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Sikorsky, Charles

    • Performing Organizations:

      Regents of the University of California, San Diego

      San Diego, CA  USA 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Karbhari, Vistasp

    • Start Date: 20060701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 22895

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466248
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:13PM