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Development of Nondestructive Evaluation Field Test Method for Alkali-Silica Reaction Detection and Identification of Cost-Effective Materials for Rehabilitation of Structures Affected

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-08-0041
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials, Asset Management
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Asset Management; Roads and Bridges--Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms: 
Materials; Maintenance; Research; Infrastructure; Concrete Structures; Rehabilitation (Maintenance); Nondestructive Tests
FHWA Discipline: 
Structures, Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 
Research, Pavements

Contact Information

First Name: 
Jack
Last Name: 
Youtcheff
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3090
Email Address: 
Team: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

This research study will identify/develop a combination of nondestructive and destructive methods to evaluate the present and future concrete deterioration for field concrete structures affected by alkali-silica reactivity (ASR). The research will also identify procedures and materials to rehabilitate concrete structures' deterioration due to the presence of ASR to extend their service life.

Goals

The key project objectives are to:

  • Develop nondestructive field test methods to evaluate concrete structures for presence of alkali-silica reactivity (ASR), estimate deterioration rate, and predict total expansion.
  • Develop cost-effective methods to control alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and extend the service life of existing highway structures. 

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The report is a description of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) methods and rehabilitation techniques.