2274 - Development of Concrete Mixtures to Mitigate Bridge Deck Cracking, Validated Using 3D Bridge Deck Surface Evaluations

Cracking in concrete is a significant threat to the long term durability of a bridge deck. These cracks allow outside chemicals direct access to the reinforcing steel within the bridge. These outside chemicals can then cause corrosion, which will in turn cause more cracking and will again lead to penetration of more outside chemicals. In addition to corrosion, these cracks can cause or exacerbate many other deterioration mechanisms, including freeze thaw, alkali-silica reaction, and sulfate attack. Cracking of concrete can cause a vicious cycle that can quickly shorten the life of a bridge. The goals of this project are to use a number of different technologies to help reduce cracking in Oklahoma bridges with economical and practical solutions. It is anticipated that this research will help bring crack-resistant concrete to Oklahoma bridges. This research will not only be completed in the laboratory, but will also be implemented and then evaluated in the field. Furthermore, a specification will be developed that will help the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to implement these technologies on their bridges.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $99592
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 2274


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Project Managers:

      Peters, Walter

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

      School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      207 Engineering South
      Stillwater, OK  United States  74078
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ley, Tyler

    • Start Date: 20171001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20200930

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01578488
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oklahoma Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 2274, SPRY-0010(082)RS
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 22 2015 2:07PM