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Development of Concrete Paving Mixture Design for Long-Term Performance

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0001
Project Status: 
Proposed
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012
End Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms: 
Concrete; Durability Tests; Infrastructure; Research; Pavements; Materials; Deterioration
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials, Design, Construction and Project Management
Subject Area: 
Highways, Materials, Pavements

Contact Information

First Name: 
Richard (Rick)
Last Name: 
Meininger
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3191
Team: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-10

Project Details

Project Abstract: 

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.

Goals 

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.

Deliverables