CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG57
Fiscal Year: 2020/2021
Status: In Progress
Principal investigator(s): Matthew Bandelt, Ph.D. (PI), New Jersey Institute of Technology
Matthew P. Adams, Ph.D. (Co-PI), New Jersey Institute of Technology
Performing organization(s): New Jersey Institute of Technology
Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT
In cooperation with: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Partner project manager: Yong Zeng, Senior Engineer, Bureau of Materials
Supported by: USDOT-OST-R
UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102
Transportation agencies have been rapidly deploying emerging concrete materials to improve the sustainability and durability of reinforced concrete infrastructure. This project will focus on the chloride penetration behavior of several novel concrete materials in comparison to baseline ordinary portland cement concrete mixtures that are representative of systems used in transportation agencies in the northeast region of the United States. The goal of this research study is to create an understanding of how novel concrete materials such as ductile concrete systems (e.g., UHPC, ECC, HyFRC) and recycled aggregate concrete behave in rapid chloride environments.
The intended outcome of the project is to support transportation agencies in selecting and implementing novel concrete materials to improve durability of the transportation infrastructure.