Field Implementation of Fatigue Enhanced Polymer Concrete Incorporating Nanomaterials

Polymer concrete (PC) is typically used as an overlay to improve friction and to protect the structural substrate in steel orthotropic and concrete bridges. Premature debonding and fatigue cracking of PC overlays are two typically observed failures that pose expensive maintenance challenges for highway bridges. This project will identify the optimal nanomaterials combination for producing PC with nanomaterials for efficient field implementation. In the first phase, through experimental laboratory investigation, optimal nanomaterial combinations and PC mixture proportions to meet field requirements will be identified. In the second phase, performance of a small set of selected PC mixes incorporating nanomaterials will be monitored after field implementation.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Taha, Mahmoud

    • Start Date: 20170101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01625545
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southern Plains Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 4 2017 11:48AM