Strengthening and Repair of Structural Concrete with a Fabric-reinforced-cementitious-matrix (FRCM): Laboratory Studies and Field Implementation

This project is for consideration of a) laboratory studies to demonstrate the ability of fabric-reinforced-cementitious-matrix (FRCM) to restore section loss in flexure and shear; b) study the FRCM system subjected to environmental conditions, and c) implement of three different strengthening systems into a field demonstration project in coordination with the Missouri Department of Transportation. This project is undertaken with the partner university Univ. of Miami. The overall objective of this research [which includes round robin work to be carried out at University of Miami (UM) in addition to Missouri Science & Technology (S&T) work] is to evaluate existing methods of repair of bridge girders, subjecting a new FRCM system to environmental studies, and a practical field strengthening implementation project. UM work will develop guidelines for the best methods of evaluation and repair.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $240,505
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:


      Rolla, MO  United States  65409
    • Project Managers:

      Myers, John

    • Performing Organizations:


      Rolla, MO  United States  65409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Myers, John

    • Start Date: 20140801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
    • Subprogram: Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01601652
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST)
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 2:07PM