Evaluating corrosivity of geomaterials in MSE walls: determination of resistivity from pore water chemistry

The project team proposes that the electrical resistance of a geomaterial-water-air mixture can be modeled fundamentally as parallel electrical resistances of the geomaterial, pore-water, and air-voids. The team will develop a fundamentals-based model of pore water conductivity and soil-water resistivity as a function of pore water chemistry. These models will allow the project team to incorporate a fundamental mechanism for validating water quality and resistivity measurements and defining accurate values for acceptance criteria used for determining the corrosivity of geomaterials in metal-reinforced mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $258602
  • Contract Numbers:



  • 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:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Fishman, K

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, El Paso

    Center for Transportation Research
    El Paso, TX  United States  78712-1075
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walker, W.

  • Start Date: 20160601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190115
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604677
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2016 8:48AM