Advanced Reinforced Concrete Materials for Transportation Infrastructures

Project Details
STATE

NJ

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

05/01/19

END DATE

12/31/21

RESEARCHERS

Matthew J Bandelt

SPONSORS

New Jersey DOT

KEYWORDS

Alternatives analysis, cost effectiveness, Durability, Infrastructure, Life cycle costing, Materials, Reinforced concrete, Specifications

Project description

The objectives of this project are to: (1) identify novel materials that can be rapidly deployed in New Jersey’s reinforced concrete transportation infrastructure to improve the longevity and reduce the long-term costs of new and existing construction; (2) select cost-effective and structurally feasible materials in coordination with NJDOT for evaluation using experimental and computational methods to benchmark constructability, deterioration behavior across a range of mechanisms, and in-service structural performance among a diverse group of materials; (3) compare the economic impacts of different advanced materials across durability mechanisms and structural applications by performing life-cycle cost analyses; and (4) develop guidelines and specifications so that the materials can be rapidly deployed across the state in appropriate applications.
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