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High-Performance, Stress-Relaxing Cementitious Composites for Crack-Free Pavements and Transportation Structures

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-08-0003
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
End Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2012
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
TRT Terms: 
Cement; Cracking; Highways; Infrastructure; Materials; Pavements; Research
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials
Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, 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 Description: 

The project proposes to use nanotechnology to introduce engineered inclusions in cement to relieve tensile stresses and thereby reduce cracking in concrete.

Goals

The key project objective is to increase understanding of and ability to improve properties of infrastructure materials.

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