Evaluation of Concrete Pavements with Materials-Related Distress

Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation

PI: Lawrence Sutter

An evaluation of cores sampled from six concrete pavements was performed. Factors contributing to pavement distress observed in the field were determined, including expansive alkali-silica reactivity and freeze-thaw deterioration related to poor entrained air-void parameters. A laboratory study to investigate the role of alkali-silica reactivity through accelerated mortar bar and concrete prism testing was proposed.

A copy of this report and its appendices can be found on the Michigan Department of Transportation website.

Lawrence Sutter
Lawrence Sutter