Concrete Pipe - Electrochemical Cell, Phase II

The objective of this project is to better understand how corrosion initiation and propagation of the reinforcing steel in D-RCPs affects its estimated service life. As part of the methodology, electrochemical cells have been implemented from D-RCPs segments to better understand what takes place in the field under various relevant conditions. The tests will be performed on single layer reinforced culvert. Corrosion initiated on all prepared samples within Phase I of the project. Corrosion rates during the propagation stages will be obtained from the laboratory specimens exposed indoors and outdoors. Forensic examination of both laboratory and field segments will assist in understanding location of corrosion products, as well as the type of corrosion.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV27 977-03

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  USA  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Mujtaba, Ghulam

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

      Boca Raton, FL  USA  33431
    • Principal Investigators:

      Presuel-Moreno, Francisco

    • Start Date: 20140318
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160228
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36278

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01518438
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV27 977-03
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 19 2014 1:00AM