Bridge Decks: Mitigation of Shrinkage Cracking - Phase III

The goal of this study (i.e., Phase- III) is to develop ‘robust’ shrinkage mitigation strategies by combining knowledge of materials level testing with lab-scale structural testing, and develop guidelines for Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for implementation of a holistic approach that lessens premature cracking in concrete bridge decks in Illinois. The workplan below primarily focuses on the materials part of the research. A separate workplan is being submitted by SLU on the structural part of the work. A joint effort will be made to combine the small-scale materials lab test data with large-scale structural test data in order to ultimately develop guideline for field application.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $200000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • 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:

      Mondal, Paramita

    • Start Date: 20170915
    • Expected Completion Date: 20201215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01714356
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-178-1
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 21 2019 5:02PM