Using CSA Cement for Novel Waterway Repair Materials

The health and performance of maritime transportation infrastructure is critical to the nation’s economic and social prosperity. Much of this infrastructure has well exceeded its 50-year design life and is often in need of repair. Because waterway transportation structures are difficult to detour, the time taken by repairs is of critical importance. The fastest repair techniques should be developed in order to minimize the time out of service. The objective of this research is to investigate the properties and behavior of Calcium Sulfoaluminate-Belite (CSA) cement mixtures for waterway repair applications. CSA cement is a rapid setting, low-shrinkage cement which can be used to form advanced new materials capable of quickly repairing the nation’s maritime infrastructure. CSA cement maintains many of the beneficial qualities of portland cement but it can reach structural strengths in only a few hours and its low shrinkage makes it an ideal repair material


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $236096
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Murray, Cameron

      Bernhardt, Michelle

    • Start Date: 20180813
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210531
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210831
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01681643
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 21 2018 1:09PM