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Rapid Characterization of Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) in Concrete

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0001
Project Abstract: 

This project will use Raman spectroscopy to develop a rapid method to identify alkali-silica reaction (ASR) gels in concrete.

Goals

The key project objective is to develop a rapid method to identify the presence of alkali-silica reaction (ASR) gels in concrete. No reliable test exists to detect the presence of ASR gels in existing structures. If the research is successful, Raman spectroscopy is a very suitable and easy technique for field use.

Research HUB ID: 
7819
Project Status: 
Active
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$500,000
Start Date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Chemistry Laboratory
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Pavement and Materials

Contact Information

First Name: 
Terry
Last Name: 
Arnold
Phone Number: 
(202) 493-3305
Email Address: 
Team: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-10

Management Organizations

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Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
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Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Contact
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Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Contact
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