Deicer Scaling Resistance of Concrete Pavements, Bridge Decks and Other Structures Containing Slag Cement

The objectives of this project are to: (1) Document the field performance of existing concrete pavements, bridge decks, and other structures made with slag cement that have been exposed to cyclical freeze-thaw cycles in the presence of deicing chemicals. (2) Determine from the field study and construction/design records which mixtures and construction parameters have produced scale-resistant concrete containing slag. (3) Determine the effectiveness of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C672 in predicting the deicer scaling behavior of field concrete. If discrepancies are noted, an attempt will be made to explain why the lab tests do not adequately mimic field performance and alternative procedures will be recommended to improve the correlation between lab tests and field performance.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    2800 Berlin Turnpike
    Newington, CT  United States  06131

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Cowie, Cheryl

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
    339 Science II Hall
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50011-3221
  • Principal Investigators:

    Taylor, Peter

  • Start Date: 20100622
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29685

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01563753
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(100)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 22 2015 1:02AM