Review and Specification for Shrinkage Cracks of Bridge Decks, Phase II

Concrete mixtures designed or constructed incorrectly as bridge decks can lead to shrinkage cracking. There have been lots of cracking found on bridge decks in Utah. The new shrinkage cracking apparatus built at Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) can be used to verify in advance if the mixture design can lead to a potential shrinkage cracking problem. The Phase I of this project resulted in building the apparatus to test restrained shrinkage of mixture designs. A Phase II is needed now to understand how specific mixture changes can affect restrained shrinkage crack potential. The objectives are to determine mixture proportions and admixture effects on the age of cracking based on the UDOT modified restrained ring shrinkage test. This will be done by: (1) If needed, the test apparatus from Phase I may be further refined or modified (such as applying humidity controls); (2) Recreate and test restrained shrinkage of bridge deck mix designs identified from Phase I; and (3) Test changes to mixture proportions (potentially including adding water in the field) and different material effects (potentially including lightweight aggregates, or dosage of water-reducers) on restrained shrinkage. The expected results will be: (1) Determine if any existing approved Utah bridge deck mixtures can cause restrained shrinkage issues; and (2) Determine if changes to mixtures can cause shrinkage issues.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Programmed
    • Funding: $60000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Managing Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Project Managers:

      Hales, Thomas

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Utah, Salt Lake City

      College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bordelon, Amanda

    • Start Date: 20161001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181001
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01607616
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Utah Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 12 2016 2:52PM