Use of Rapid Setting Hydraulic Cement (RSHC) for Structural Applications

TxDOT needs to determine feasibility of using rapid setting cements as a cost effective solution for structural applications in Texas, specifically in bridge structural components and decks. Researchers will (1) synthesize relevant information available on rapid cements in published (and unpublished) literature, (2) conduct a survey of domestically available and structurally feasible rapid setting cements for use in TxDOT bridge deck construction, (3) perform a comprehensive experimental evaluation covering a range of fresh and hardened material properties for calcium sufloaluminate (CSA) cement, calcium aluminate cement (CAC), Type III cement, and combinations of all three, (4) verify and demonstrate adequate performance characteristic and durability performance based on laboratory testing, (5) correlate performance characteristics with material and placement costs (6) and develop guidelines and specification for implementation of rapid setting cements for bridge structures and decks in Texas.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $16640
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7017

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Glancy, Chris

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas State University, San Marcos

    JCK Building, Suite 489
    San Marcos, TX  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Aguayo, Federico

  • Start Date: 20190703
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220830
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713065
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7017
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2019 3:09PM