Sustainable, Rapid Repair Utilizing Advanced Cementitious Materials

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG2B

Fiscal Year: 2018/2019

Status: Final

Principal investigator(s): Ravi Ranade, Ph.D., Pinar Okumus, Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Performing organization(s): University at Buffalo–SUNY

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: New York State Department of Transportation
Partner project manager: John J. Picard, P.E.

In cooperation with: Washington State Department of Transportation
Partner project manager: Bijan Khaleghi, Ph.D.

Supported by: USDOT OST-R


The primary goal of this project is to understand the combined impact of corrosion and earthquake hazards on existing bridges, and the impact of repairs using cementitious composites on the vulnerability of bridges to these hazards. This will be achieved by establishing a probabilistic framework that can then be used to evaluate the impact of rapid and sustainable repairs on the resiliency against the combined effects of other hazards with corrosion.

The intended outcome of the project will be documented by obtaining input from maintenance engineers, by distributing a survey to New York State regional bridge maintenance engineers on their likelihood for adopting the framework and rapid repair using advanced cementitious materials in their regions. A presentation or a webinar will be created to educate engineers about the new methodology.