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Development of Concrete Paving Mixture Design for Long-Term Performance

Project Information

Project ID: 
Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012
End Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Concrete; Durability Tests; Infrastructure; Research; Pavements; Materials; Deterioration
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials, Design, Construction and Project Management
TRB Subject Area: 
Highways, Materials, Pavements

Contact Information

First Name: 
Richard (Rick)
Last Name: 
(202) 493-3191
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

Concrete specimens with simulated joints will be cast and exposed to deicing salts, heating and cooling, wetting and drying, and freezing and thawing to determine the parameters and properties of concrete that resists deterioration, and to evaluate the path(s) of the deterioration to learn the critical factors leading to durability.


The key project objectives are to understand the concrete deterioration mechanism near existing concrete pavement joints and cracks, and to develop test(s) to use that mechanism to develop performance indicators and specifications.


Deliverable Name: 
Research Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a report providing the detailed methods and findings.