Corrosion Prevention of Bridge Tendons using Flexible Filler Materials

One objective is to prepare a literature review of flexible filler materials that are used in Post-Tension (PT) system applications or are used on similar applications. The review will also identify cases in which corrosion took place in service and in lab experiments. A second objective is to identify the mechanisms that provide corrosion protection. A third objective is to identify tests to characterize these fillers for compliance with requirements (from a corrosion protection standpoint). Additionally, tests will be identified to assess situations that potentially could cause corrosion. There is a need to be proactive and learn if outdoor exposure could potentially degrade/contaminate the flexible fillers. If that is the case, procedures could be required that prevent/minimize degradation/contamination. In addition, the effects of overheating and reheating the flexible filler materials will be studied. As the Department moves to use these flexible fillers, there is a need to know if corrosion could be possible and under what conditions, rather than finding out corrosion of the steel strands during service.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $200000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV27 977-10

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Simmons, Ron

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

      Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
    • Principal Investigators:

      Presuel-Moreno, Francisco

    • Start Date: 20160115
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01587147
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV27 977-10
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 15 2016 5:08PM