Extended Life Concrete Bridge Decks Utilizing Improved Internal Curing to Reduce Cracking

This research project should help the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) prepare a specification that will increase the probability of achieving crack free, long-lasting decks. The research will develop a state-of-the-art bridge concrete that will give a unique consideration to coming up with the best mix characteristics that will ultimately extend bridge life and delay (or eliminate) the need to replace decks prior to superstructure replacement. The two main objectives of this study are: (1) The bridge deck will be crack-free immediately after construction. (2) The bridge deck has the strength and serviceability characteristics that will allow it to perform for up to 75 years of active service.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $246966.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    26586

    134985

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Division

    200 North High Street
    Room 328
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Bridge Engineering Center
    2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
  • Project Managers:

    Sturges, Tim

    Taylor, Peter

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Bridge Engineering Center
    2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Taylor, Peter

  • Start Date: 20150430
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39626

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562897
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 26586, 134985
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 2015 1:00AM