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

Better Understanding of Weathering Steel Performance

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-11-0046
Project Abstract:

The contractor will evaluate (but is not limited to) the following: chloride concentration; humidity; industrial pollutant levels; temperature; time of wetness; and geometric factors, such as horizontal and vertical clearance, that may cause poor weathering steel performance. It is envisioned that project success will rely heavily on field performance evaluation of a sample of weathering steel bridges from across the entire United States. The contractor is expected to apply simple and meaningful test protocols, which can be used to define the macroenvironments and microenvironments, that influence weathering steel performance. In addition, the contractor shall document the relevant bridge geometric factors.

Goals

To better understand the macroenvironments or microenvironments and the geometric design variables that influence the corrosion performance of weathering steel. 

Research HUB ID:
7628
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$575,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH61-08-C-00005
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Structures

Contact Information

First Name:
Justin
Last Name:
Ocel
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3080
Email Address:
Team:
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-40

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
Contact:

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
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
Contact:

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations

Organization Role:
Partner: Technical
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development