High Performance Stress-Relaxing Cementitious Composites for Crack Free Pavements and Transportation Structures

The research is attempting a crosscutting and bold approach to address the issue of cracking in concrete pavements and structures. The research study proposes new concepts to prevent or reduce cracks, which are a major problem in portland cement concrete. If successful, the project can point the way to a new use of nanoscale- to microscale inclusions in the concrete to enable it to relax a little under stress, thus reducing harmful cracking in concrete pavements.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Meininger, Richard

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Grasley, Zachary

  • Start Date: 20080220
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34576

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572677
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2015 1:01AM