Research Note RN-2016-1
6 pp.; 2016
The objective of this research study was to investigate the properties of various steel alloys compared to black bars in concrete exposed to chlorides, given uncertainties regarding long-term performance of epoxy-coated reinforcements. This research commenced in 2003 as a joint study by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) under dual sponsorship by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and FDOT. An Interim Report was published by FHWA in 2007 and a second Interim Report in 2009. The purpose of this Research Note is to describe the materials and test methods employed and to summarize the findings.