Bridge Decks: Mitigation of Cracking & Increased Durability

The first stage will focus on high performance concrete (HPC) mix designs and measurement of shrinkage. Effects of cement type (type K, type G), SRAs and fly ash will be evaluated. Silica fume will be considered to confirm its negative impact. Fibers will be considered if time permits. The second stage will focus on exploring influence of superstructure on deck cracking. A laboratory model will be built to study the restraint and shrinkage. A finite element method (FEM) model will be developed and validated using the experimental results, and parametric study will be carried out. The third stage will aim to develop design and construction recommendations.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Saint Louis University

      221 N. Grand Boulevard
      St. Louis, MO  United States  63103

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      205 North Mathews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hindi, Riyadh

      Foutch, Douglas

      Mondal, Paramita

    • Start Date: 20100515
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130515
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28636

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480025
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-88
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM