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Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability (Transport) and Development of Performance Guidelines for Durability

General Information

Study Number: TPF-5(179) View Commitment Details Status: Closed Contract/Other Number:
Lead Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation Last Updated: Sep 7, 2016
Contract Start Date: Est. Completion Date: Contract End Date: Sep 1, 2016
Solicitation Number: 1164
Partners: CO , IADOT , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , NY , PADOT , WI

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact(s):
  Tommy Nantung
tnantung@indot.in.gov
Phone: 765-463-1521 ext 248
FHWA Technical Liaison(s):
  Suneel Vanikar
suneel.vanikar@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-0120


Financial Summary:

Contract Amount: Total Commitments Received: $843,000.00 100% SP&R Approval: Approved


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Colorado Department of Transportation 2012 $0.00
Illinois Department of Transportation 2007 $12,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2007 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2010 $12,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Michigan Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2007 $0.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2011 $12,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2007 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $12,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2009 $30,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov


Study Description

Background:
Historically concrete has been specified and placed using prescriptive specifications. As a result DOT specifications for concrete pavements and bridge decks typically contain a specified compressive strength and prescriptive limitations on water-to-cement ratios, minimum cement contents, and supplementary cementitious addition rates. This project will investigate whether an alternative to these prescriptive limits can be developed.

With the support of the FHWA, states and agencies have begun the shift from prescriptive specifications to end result and performance based specifications. Recently completed projects using performance related specifications demonstrate great potential for this approach. Performance specifications provide contractors with incentives to improve their mixture designs and construction practices by linking the properties of the concrete with the anticipated performance and value of the constructed facility.

Although several states have begun experimenting with performance specifications, rapid advancement is limited by a lack of confidence in testing procedures that can evaluate concrete durability in a rapid, consistent basis for mixture qualification or use in quality control practices. One deficiency is the lack of a test procedure to evaluate the permeability (or transport) properties of concrete.

This project will meet this need by evaluating existing tests to evaluate the permeability (or more broadly a materials resistance to fluid and ion transport) test methods that can be used with performance based/related specifications. In addition, new or revised testing procedures will be developed to enable states and agencies to obtain rapid, reliable material properties for the concrete they are using that are related to long-term performance. A set of guidelines will also be developed that will enable states and agencies to implement these test procedures and to use these test procedures in the specification process.
Objectives:
The primary purpose of this project is to develop a test procedure that directly evaluates the permeability (transport properties) of concrete and relates these to anticipated performance with the use of exposure conditions. This consists of the following distinct objectives:

o Evaluation of existing permeability (transport) test procedures.
o Development of new, or improvement of existing test, procedures to evaluate permeability (transport) properties of concrete.
o Correlation between permeability (transport) properties and measured material response to existing durability tests.
o Develop guidelines to relate permeability, exposure conditions, and field performance for use in specifications and quality control processes.
Scope of Work:
This work will consist of six main phases:

Phase I: Literature Review of Concrete Permeability (Transport) Test Procedures and Models that Link Tests with Performance
Phase II: Evaluate Promising Concrete Permeability (Transport) Tests and Recommend Procedures for Further Use
Phase III: Develop New or Improve Existing Permeability (Transport) Testing Procedures. Develop Protocols to Use these Tests, Evaluate the Precision and Bias of these Tests
Phase IV: Correlate Permeability (Transport) Tests with Laboratory Tests that Evaluate Durability
Phase V: Develop Performance Criteria Guidelines that Relate Permeability (Transport) Tests with Exposure Conditions and Performance
Phase VI: Preparation of Technology Transfer and Educational Materials
Comments:
This study will provide states and agencies with a testing procedure(s) to evaluate the permeability (transport) properties of concrete. These test procedures can be used to relate the quality of concrete with how it may perform in the field under specific exposure conditions. Agencies and states will benefit from a process that correlates `permeability performance tests¿ with `exposure conditions¿ to develop a performance based specification. The benefit of performing this study through a multi-state pooled fund effort resides in the synergistic efforts in test development, evaluation of results, and experiences of each state and agency.

Participating states to commit $25,000 each year for the first three years and $12,000 for the fourth year. It is anticipated that nine states will be involved in this study.


Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
TPF-5(179) Closeout Letter Memorandum N
TPF-5(179) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Other N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly report: April - June 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly report: April - June 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
July-September 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January 2012 - March 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: March - June 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April - June 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July - September 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October - December 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January - March 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April - June 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N


Solicitation Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability (Transport) and Development of Performance Guidelines for Durability Solicitation N
 
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