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Mid-America Transportation Center

Splice Performance Evaluation of Enamel-Coated Rebar for Structural Safety

Final Report
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Researchers

  • Principal Investigator: Genda Chen (gchen@mst.edu (573) 341-4462)
  • Project Status
    Complete
    About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    This proposal is aimed at further understanding of the splice mechanism and capacity of enamel-coated rebar in concrete beams. The objective is achieved by further analyzing the test data collected under the recently-completed MTI/MoDOT Collaborative Structures Research Program and testing additional 12 reinforced concrete beams for comparison. Additional documentation on the splice performance of enamel-coated rebar from this study will allow the PI to make a strong case for potential deployment of the enamel coating technology in various state departments of transportation.
    Research Objective
    This proposal is aimed at further understanding of the splice mechanism and capacity of enamel-coated rebar in concrete beams.
    Potential Benefits
    Additional understanding and documentation on the splice performance of enamel-coated rebar from this study will allow for potential deployment of the enamel coating technology in various state departments of transportation.
    Abstract
    This proposal is aimed at further understanding of the splice mechanism and capacity of enamel-coated rebar in concrete beams. The objective is achieved by further analyzing the test data collected under the recently-completed MTI/MoDOT Collaborative Structures Research Program and testing additional 12 reinforced concrete beams for comparison. Additional documentation on the splice performance of enamel-coated rebar from this study will allow the PI to make a strong case for potential deployment of the enamel coating technology in various state departments of transportation.
    Project Amount
    $ 68,531