Characterization of the Bond Strength of Textured Epoxy-Coated (TEC) Reinforcement Bars (Phase 2)

The objectives of this research are: 1) Study the quality of the epoxy coatings bond and whether it is sensitive to the manufacturing process. 2) Investigate the effect of roughness and surface profile on the bond behavior of texture epoxy-coated (TEC) rebars. 3) Explore practical options for examining roughness of TEC rebars in the field. 4) Examine the impact of using TEC rebars on the crack patterns during curing (due to shrinkage) and ultimate stages. 5) Determine an expression for the development length of TEC rebars in flexural members.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $300000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Andrawes, Bassem

    • Start Date: 20180716
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220115
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713598
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-197
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 1:08PM