Research Equipment Activities: 2012

Acquisition of Specialized Testing Equipment for Advanced Cement-based Materials – Addendum
Status Complete                    View Final Report: PDF
Sequential Number RE361
Identification Number 00043430

Matching Research Agency

The additional overmatch dollars that we currently have documented will be used as the match on this equipment proposal. The amount available to match this proposal is $2.6M. A 1:1 match will be utilized.

Principal Investigator

Kamal H. Khayat, P. Eng., Ph.D., FACI
Vernon & Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering
Director, Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
Director, Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety
224 Engineering Research Laboratory, 500 W. 16th St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0710
Phone: 573-341-6223; Fax: 573-341-6215

Project Objective

The purpose of this addendum is to cover the installation cost associated with several of the specialized pieces of equipment purchased in project 00038844. See work orders below from Missouri S&T Physical Facilities itemizing the scope of work and associated costs. advanced and sustainable materials for transportation infrastructure, with emphasis on concrete. The developments of “green” technologies that can lead to cost savings are of prime interest. This will include projects dealing with the performance of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in cast-in-place bridge superstructure and substructure elements, use of high volume fly ash concrete (HVFAC) in infrastructure applications, the performance of roller compacted concrete (RCC) for rigid concrete pavement for highways, rural roads, and airfield pavements, as well as the feasibility of using high contents of reclaimed asphalt pavement and reclaimed asphalt roofing shingles in flexible pavement mixtures. The common denominator of these technologies is savings of construction duration and cost, and reduction in the carbon footprint of construction materials and activities.


Project Start Date: 5/15/2012
Project End Date: 12/31/2013
Relationship to other Research/Projects This is an addendum for additional electrical power, air and water requirements for the equipment purchased in project 00038844.

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Equipment, testing, material characterization, infrastructure, suitability, reliability of transportation system, structural integrity, performance-based specifications, quality management, rehabilitation, standardization, non-destructive testing and monitoring