Comparative analysis of rapid chloride penetration testing for novel reinforced concrete systems

Transportation agencies have been rapidly deploying emerging concrete materials to improve the sustainability and durability of reinforced concrete infrastructure. This project will focus on the chloride penetration behavior of several novel concrete materials in comparison to baseline ordinary portland cement concrete mixtures that are representative of systems used in transportation agencies in the northeast region of the United States. The goal of this research study is to create an understanding of how novel concrete materials such as ductile concrete systems (e.g., UHPC, ECC, HyFRC) and recycled aggregate concrete behave in rapid chloride environments. The intended outcome of the project is to support transportation agencies in selecting and implementing novel concrete materials to improve durability of the transportation infrastructure.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $84914
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Zeng, Yong

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University Heights
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102-1982
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bandelt, Matthew

    Adams, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20210501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01776776
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG57
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2021 1:50PM