Testing Methods to Assess the Durability of Concrete Permeability Reducing Admixtures

The objectives of this project are to perform a thorough literature review to determine if there are existing test methods that can quantify the performance of chemical PRAs, and if so, what acceptance limits should be used. If the researchers do not find suitable existing test methods, they will provide recommendations for the development and evaluation of new test methods. Candidate test methods will be evaluated based on their ability to measure the performance of uncracked concrete, concrete with autogenously healed cracks, admixed materials, and surface-applied materials. Preference will be given for test methods that can be performed in a short time period (~28 days), are low-cost, and quantify fundamental transport properties.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $34775
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-130

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Simmons, Ron

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      219 Grinter Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Riding, Kyle

    • Start Date: 20200204
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
    • Actual Completion Date: 20200831

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01730534
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-130
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 5 2020 12:46PM