Development of Concrete Mix Proportions for Minimizing/Eliminating Shrinkage Cracks in Slabs and High Performance Grouts

The primary objectives are two develop two formulations, one suitable for casting slabs with least amount of creep and shrinkage and eliminate cracking due to restrained time-dependent strains and the second for specialized uses in grouting and gluing for pre-cast construction. The first part of the research will utilize common constituent materials currently used in concrete including optimized mineral and chemical admixtures. Standard protocols will be used for mixing, placing and finishing of concrete. The second part of the research will focus on the development of high performance compositions that will set fast, dimensionally stable and have high strength, stiffens and toughness. It is expected a fiber reinforced formulation with Portland cement and other cementing agents will be used. Since the volume of material used for these applications is small, the cost is not as critical as for applications involving large volume use.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50820.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kasbekar, Nagnath

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    623 Bowser Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Roda, Andres

    Balaguru, Perumalsamy

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39180

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556301
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC14
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2015 1:00AM