Innovative Techniques and Materials for Preventing Concrete Shrinkage Cracking

The objectives of this research are: (1) To identify and measure major components of shrinkages (chemical, autogenous, and drying shrinkages) in New Jersey concretes; (2) To identify and investigate different methods most functional, practical, and effective for controlling shrinkage cracking applicable for New Jersey infrastructure concrete mixes; (3) To determine what effects the techniques and methods used to control shrinkage cracking have on other fresh and hardened concrete properties; (4) To investigate field performance of the New Jersey mixes and compare concrete mixes with different shrinkage cracking potentials and concrete mixes with and without shrinkage control methods; (5) To compare the test results and observations obtained from the lab and field investigations and provide rational recommendations for the New Jersey concrete industry to effectively control shrinkage of New Jersey infrastructure concrete; and (6) To develop guidelines and specifications for the identified new techniques and materials in as directed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Technical Advisory Panel (TAP).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • $147, 929 (Year 1) / $299,597 (Total).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $299597
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Managing Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Research
    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Venkiteela, Giri

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rowan University

    College of Engineering
    201 Mullica Hill Road
    Glassboro, NJ  United States  08028
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lomboy, Gilson

  • Start Date: 20190601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Advanced Materials/Structural Safety

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704362
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 2 2019 2:42PM