SPR-4210: Determining the Optimal Traffic Opening Timing through an In-Situ NDT Method for Concrete Early Age Properties Monitoring

The aim of this project is to develop a reliable in-situ testing method to determine the quality of concrete for traffic opening by using piezoelectric sensors coupled with electromechanical impedance (EMI) to determine early age properties of concrete. The potential benefits of using this non-destructive testing (NDT) include 1) reducing pre-mature failure of concrete pavement, patching and other concrete structures; 2) determining optimal traffic opening time based on reliable data of concrete property; 3) enabling cost and schedule savings due to reduced testing samples and testing time; and 4) eliminating construction worker safety issues on the job site and accident rates in opening zones.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University
    1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lu, Na

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646216
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-4210
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2017 2:14PM