Water Absorption Tests for Measuring Permeability of Field Concrete

CFIRE 04-06 concluded that microcracks and air voids in concrete that can be accessed by outside water and aggressive chemical are critical for the concrete durability. Such microcracks may originate from environmental attacks represented by freeze-thaw cycles and mechanical loading such as the truck loads on bridge decks. A new test method that measures the water absorption of concrete samples can be developed based on National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) Project 04-06 to evaluate the durability of concrete, especially the concrete in the field. The proposed technology transfer activities will reach out to engineers, testing agencies, and equipment manufactures for data/knowledge comparisons. Additional supporting data and the recognition of the knowledge from CFIRE 04-06 by engineers and researchers will facilitate the establishment and adoption of the new testing method.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $47119.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 06-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    EMS E367, 3200 North Cramer Street
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhao, Jian

  • Start Date: 20120901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33124

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466467
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 06-05
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:17PM