Optimal Approach for Addressing Reinforcement Corrosion for Concrete Bridge Decks in Illinois

The main objective of the project will be to develop an optimal approach for addressing reinforcement corrosion for concrete bridges, especially concrete bridge decks in Illinois. A comprehensive literature review on the subject will facilitate the compilation of existing research related to the holistic performance of various steel reinforcement options from the main perspective of corrosion performance. Preliminary and approximate estimations for the price per reinforcing bar option as a function of pertinent design criteria, most notably average daily traffic, location of the structure, and the intended life span of the bridge. These recommendations and guidelines will assist bridge engineers and officials with determining the ideal reinforcement solution for a particular bridge and, ultimately, facilitate the implementation of an Illinois Department of Transportation policy on the subject by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $48500
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

      Gombeda, Matthew

    • Start Date: 20210816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220516
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01778893
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-SP49
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 9 2021 11:33AM