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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Accelerated Determination of Alkali-Silica Reaction Susceptibility During Concrete Prism Testing Through Nonlinear Resonance Ultrasonic Spectroscopy

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-09-0023
Project Abstract:

The objective of this study is to develop a reliable rapid nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique for assessing and quantifying the alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) in aggregate and aggregate/paste combinations. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C 1293 test method is accurate, but it takes one to two years to complete. On the other hand, ASTM C 1260 is an accelerated laboratory test method, but its accuracy to predict field performance is not good.

Goals

The key project objective is to develop an accelerated nondestructive evaluation (NDE) laboratory test method for evaluating concrete mixtures for alkali-silica reactivity (ASR).

Research HUB ID:
7725
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$321,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Pavements and Materials

Contact Information

Team:
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-10

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact