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Title: Determining a Method for Ranking Commercially Available Corrosion Resistant Metal Reinforcement
Contact: Stephen R. Sharp
Project No.: 91890
Target Date: 06/30/2011

As the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shifts from using epoxy-coated reinforcing bars (ECR) in bridge-deck construction to low-cost corrosion resistant steels (CRR), it is important for the department to have a method to characterize the candidate bars.  Characterizing the candidate bars is vital to ensure the bars respond physically in a manner consistent with the department’s expectations.  This study will provide VDOT’s Materials Division with a method and specification for evaluating candidate bars.  In addition, this study will include testing several new candidate bars, possibly providing some additional lower-cost reinforcement bars for VDOT’s Structure and Bridge Division

     Stephen R. Sharp

  • Structures