Durability of Low Carbon Concrete Mixtures

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG59

Fiscal Year: 2020/2021

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Matthew P. Adams, Ph.D. (PI), New Jersey Institute of Technology
Matthew J. Bandelt, Ph.D. (Co-PI), New Jersey Institute of Technology

Performing organization(s): New Jersey Institute of Technology

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: Port Authority of NY and NJ
Partner project manager: Colin Reed, Supervising Engineer, Materials Engineering

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a deeper understanding of the relative performance of a wide array of low-carbon concrete systems in environments where the concrete will be subjected to chlorides and other deicing salts.  This goal will be met through the following objectives: 1. understand the chloride diffusion rate in low-carbon concrete mixtures; 2. understand the relative resistance of various low-carbon concrete mixtures to salt scaling and 3. develop life-cycle expectancy models for various low-carbon concrete mixtures.

The intended outcome of the project is to present a systematic approach to examining the durability of a wide array of low-carbon concrete mixtures. The information gathered will be used to predict life expectancy of the concrete in regards to onset of corrosion and likelihood of significant scaling.