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Structures

Team Leader: Michael M. Sprinkel
Associate Director for Structures
Photo of Michael M. Sprinkel<BR>Associate Director for Structures
 
Purpose:

Conduct research on innovative materials, designs, and preservation and management strategies for bridges and structures.  Focus areas include:

  • Development, evaluation and implementation of innovative materials (concretes, composites, metals, etc.) for the construction and preservation of structures 
  • Development, evaluation and implementation of equipment and techniques for the evaluation of bridge elements and structures
  • Refinement of design and performance characteristics for bridges and structures
  • Refinement of geotechnical issues as applied to the construction and preservation of bridges.  

 

 

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Michael M. Sprinkel Associate Director for Structures(434) 293-1941Michael.Sprinkel@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Soundar Balakumaran Research Scientist(434) 293-1906Soundar.Balakumaran@vdot.virginia.gov
Michael W. Burton Engineering Technician III(434) 293-1983Michael.Burton@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Edward J. Hoppe Associate Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1960Edward.Hoppe@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Bernard L. Kassner Research Scientist(434) 293-1929Bernie.Kassner@VDOT.Virginia.gov
D. Stephen Lane Associate Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1953Stephen.Lane@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Andrew Mills Engineering Tech III(434) 293-1940andrew.mills@vdot.virginia.gov
A. W. 'Bill' Ordel Engineering Technician III(434) 293-1984Bill.Ordel@VDOT.Virginia.gov
H. Celik Ozyildirim Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1977Celik@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Jason T. Provines Research Scientist(434) 293-1917Jason.Provines@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Stephen R. Sharp Senior Research Scientist(434) 293-1913Stephen.Sharp@VDOT.Virginia.gov

  • 75397  -  Design of High Modulus- High Binder Asphalt Layers
  • 75398  -  Permanent Deformation and Fatigue Characteristics of Superpave Mixtures
  • 75399  -  Detection of Polymer Modifiers in Asphalt Binder
  • 73780  -  Use of Non Destructive Evaluation to Determine Moisture Quantity in Flexible Pavements
  • 73677  -  Evaluation of Ultra-High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete
  • 72807  -  Laboratory Investigation of Air-Void Systems Produced by Air-Entraining Admixtures in Fresh and Hard
  • 72508  -  Adoption of AASHTO Rut Test Procedure Using the APA
  • 70983  -  Development of Premium Pavement Design
  • 70984  -  Development and Validation of a Testing Procedure to Estimate Hot-Mix Asphalt In-Situ Properties
  • 70863  -  Deployment of a Special Provision for Hot-Mix Asphalt Uniformity
  • 69828  -  Integrated Inspection and Light Servicing System For High Mast Light Poles
  • 69827  -  Development and Installation of A Durable Fiber-Optic Strain Sensor for Instrumentation of New Pavements
  • 68625  -  Evaluation of Two Different Surface-Applied Corrosion Inhibitors' Ability to Revitalize Reinforced Concrete
  • 68758  -  Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Decks Reinforced with Epoxy-Coated Bars
  • 68538  -  Inventory of Virginia Stone Matrix Asphalt
  • 67775  -  Development of Performance Guidelines for Selection of Hot-Pour Crack Sealants
  • 67159  -  Evaluation of Self-Consolidating Concrete in Bulb-T Beams
  • 66818  -  Evaluation of Effectiveness of Subsurface Drainage Systems in Pavement Structures
  • 73184  -  Use of Two New Corrosion-Resistant Metallic Reinforcing Bars in Two New Concrete Bridge Decks in Virginia
  • 73188  -  Investigation of Some Issues Related to Electrochemical Chloride Extraction from Reinforced Concrete
  • 55939  -  High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete in a Bridge Deck
  • 54177  -  High-Performance Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements in Richlands and Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 52054  -  Field Performance of Pozzolanic Cementitious Systems
  • 77951  -  End-Result Specifications for Hydraulic Cement Concrete - Phase II
  • 78005  -  Evaluation of Cathodic Protection Systems for Bridge Repair
  • 77955  -  Lightweight HPC Bulb-T beams with Self-Consolidating Concrete in a Bridge Structure
  • 78286  -  Asphalt Materials Characterization in Support of Implementation of the Proposed Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
  • 78408  -  Evaluation of Cargill SafeLane Epoxy Overlay
  • 78698  -  Use of Micro-Deval Test for Virginia Aggregates
  • 73603  -  A Bridge Structure with Lightweight High-Performance Concrete Bulb-T Beams
  • 73979  -  Investigation of Testing Methods to Determine Long Term Durability of Wisconsin Aggregate Resources Including Natural Materials, Industrial By-Products and Recycled/Reclaimed Materials
  • 75584  -  The Impact of a Smoothness Incentive/Disincentive on Hot-Mix Asphalt Construction and Maintenance-Resurfacing Costs
  • 75813  -  Influence of Hycrete DSS on Virginia Department of Transportation Class A4 Concrete Mix Designs
  • 76142  -  Evaluation/Comparison of Alternative F&E Test Devices for Aggregate Shape Determination
  • 76317  -  The Next Step in the Journey Toward End Result Specifications for Hot Mix Asphalt Materials and Construction
  • 76328  -  A Demonstration Project to Assess Aggregate Fractionation and Surface Gritting for Stone Matrix Asphalt
  • 77438  -  Validation of the Mechanistic-Empirical Procedure to Determine In-Place Hot-Mix Asphalt Layer Modulus for Rehabilitation Projects
  • 73232  -  Effectiveness of Sacrificial Anodes in High-resistivity Shotcrete Repairs
  • 79664  -  Investigation of the Effect of Wet Curing on Durability Parameters of Hydraulic Cement Concretes
  • 80577  -  Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Asphalt for Use in Virginia
  • 81452  -  Use of Waste Shingles in Hot Mix Asphalt
  • 81556  -  Preliminary Field Investigation of Intelligent Compaction of HMA
  • 82140  -  Measurement of Early Age Shrinkage of Virginia Concrete Mixtures
  • 82561  -  Use of Pocket Computer with Built-in Camera for Characterizing Aggregate Shape, Angularity and Texture for QC/QA
  • 82558  -  Identification of Commercially Available Metals That Have Potential As Low-Cost Corrosion Resistant Concrete Reinforcement
  • 82650  -  Pavement Surface Properties Consortium - A Research Program at the Virginia Smart Road
  • 82672  -  Drilled Shafts with Self Consolidating Concrete
  • 83137  -  Condition of Concrete Overlays on Route 60 Over Lynnhaven Inlet After 10 Years
  • 85364  -  Evaluation of Using Higher Percentage of Rap in Asphalt Mixes in Virginia
  • 85827  -  SHRP II Performance Specifications
  • 86115  -  Concrete Volume Change and the Reduction of Associated Cracking
  • 86358  -  Field Testing of High-Binder Content Base Layer HMA Mixtures
  • 86359  -  A Functionally Optimized Hot-Mix Asphalt Surface Course
  • 86812  -  ‘Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide’ Sensitivity Analysis: Binder Properties
  • 87084  -  High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites for Crack Control
  • 87215  -  Bond Performance Expectations (and Requirements) for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements
  • 87216  -  Use of Nanoclays to Improve the Properties of Concrete
  • 87460  -  Warm Mix Asphalt Performance
  • 87679  -  Short-Term Evaluation of Bridge Cables Using Acoustic Emission Sensors
  • 88260  -  Development of an Integrated Quality Index for Accepting Hot Mix Asphalt Materials and Construction
  • 90694  -  Characteristics of Hydraulic Cements, Supplementary Cementitious Materials and Other Mineral Admixtures Used in Concrete
  • 91013  -  Bridge Beams and Substructure with Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • 91273  -  Investigation of Using Tear-Off Roofing Shingles in Asphalt Concrete
  • 91322  -  Optimized Mix Design Procedure for Superpave Surface Mixes
  • 91337  -  Methods for Assessing the Polishing Characteristics of Aggregates for Use in Pavement Layers
  • 91890  -  Determining a Method for Ranking Commercially Available Corrosion Resistant Metal Reinforcement
  • 92051  -  Strength, Elastic Modulus, Permeability and Conductance of Lightweight Concrete
  • 93240  -  Evaluation of the Installation, Initial Condition and Performance of Rosphalt Overlay on a Bridge Deck on I-85
  • 96397  -  Repairs with Self Consolidating Concrete and Galvanic Anodes to Extend Bridge Life
  • 97315  -  Preliminary Performance Comparison of Thin Wearing Course Alternatives
  • 98318  -  Determining an Accelerated Performance Based Test Method for Ranking Commercially Available Corrosion Resistant Metal Reinforcement
  • 98483  -  Performance Evaluation of Thin Wearing Courses Through Scaled Accelerated Trafficking
  • 00020  -  Corrosion-Resistant Carbon-Fiber Composite Cable for Prestressed Bridge Piles
  • 100837  -  Interstate 81 In-Place Pavement Recycling
  • 101602  -  Structural Design Guidelines for Concrete Bridge Decks Reinforced with Corrosion-Resistant Reinforcing Steel Bars
  • 00032  -  A Quiet-Pavement Implementation Program for Virginia
  • 101903  -  Continuing Performance of Warm-Mix Asphalt in Virginia
  • 101884  -  High-RAP (Recycled Asphalt Pavement)/High-Binder Asphalt Concrete Mixes
  • 101904  -  Stone Matrix Asphalt - A Decade of Performance in Virginia
  • 00038  -  Evaluation of the Construction and Initial Condition of Bonded and Unbonded Hydraulic Cement Concrete Overlays Placed on a Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement on U.S. 58
  • 102740  -  Evaluation of Procedures for Coating Steel Components on Virginia Bridges
  • 97108  -  Carbonate Aggregates in Pavement Surfaces
  • 102892  -  Investigation of Roller Compacted Concrete for Use in Pavements in Virginia
  • 103636  -  Reducing Shrinkage Cracks in Concrete Bridge Decks
  • 101902  -  Investigation of Binder Aging and Mixture Performance In-Service Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Mixtures
  • 103752  -  Evaluation of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete for Closure Pours for Bridge Decks
  • 101905  -  The Influence of Aggregate Grading and Morphology on the Performance of Small-Size Stone-Matrix Asphalt Mixtures
  • 104524  -  Determination of Mechanical Properties for Cement-Treated Aggregate Base
  • 00063  -  Assessment of the Incentive-Only Specification for Rideability for Asphalt Pavements
  • 105169  -  Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel for Prestressed and Post-Tensioning Strands
  • 105168  -  Corrosion-Resistant Steel for Longer Service Life and Lower Maintenance in Steel Girders
  • 106061  -  Low-Cracking Concretes for the Overlays and Closure Pours of the Dunlap Creek Bridge on Interstate 64 in Alleghany County
  • 81530  -  Permeability, Alkalinity, and Chloride Concentration Measurements in VDOT Concrete Mix Designs and the Corrosion Resistance of these Designs
  • 82089  -  Sonic Measurements in VDOT Concrete Mix Designs
  • 78961  -  Influence of Voids on Chloride Threshold in Reinforced Concrete and Potential Methods for Increasing the Corrosion Resistance
  • 106439  -  Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Properties: High Early Strength, Toughness, Permeability and Fiber Distribution
  • 106430  -  Carbon-Fiber Composite Cable in Prestressed Bridge Beams
  • 107485  -  Design, Installation and Initial Condition Assessment of a High-Strength, Corrosion-Resistant, Steel-Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deck
  • 00098  -  Implementation of Pervious Concrete for Stormwater Management at VDOT Facilities
  • 108550  -  Compaction and Permeability of Asphalt Concrete - a Review of Virginia's Acceptance Program
  • 108582  -  Evaluation of FiberMat Surface Treatment on US 301 in Sussex County
  • 108592  -  Construction of the Waynesboro Route 340 Bridge with Maintenance Free Corrosion Resistant Steel Girders
  • 109552  -  Implementation of Coating Removal Technique for Steel Components on VDOT Bridges
  • 109736  -  Welding of ASTM A1010 Steel
  • 110336  -  Underwater Concrete Placement
  • 110400  -  Metal Culvert Repair with Fiber Reinforced Concrete
  • 111062  -  Workable and Durable Concretes for Bridge Repair
  • 111909  -  Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Residual Capacity and Repair Methods for Corrosion-Damaged Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
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