Recommended CitationRamirez, J. A., and M. K. Appelhans. Performance-Related Specifications for Concrete Bridge Superstructures, Volume 4: Bond of Epoxy-Coated Bars with Thicker Coatings. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2001/08-IV. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2002. doi: 10.5703/1288284313292.
In Volume 4 of the final report, the results of an evaluation of the bond performance of epoxy-coated bars with a coating thickness up to 18 mils are presented. The experimental work on the bond performance of epoxy-coated bars with thickness up to 18 mils indicates that the current AASHTO requirements for development length of epoxy-coated bars up to #8 could be safely extended to coating thickness of up to 18 mils. Thus, no change to the bond specifications is recommended in order to implement the use of bars with diameters up to a #8 with epoxy-coating thickness up to 18 mils.
corrosion, durability, epoxy-coated reinforcement, concrete bridge decks, field evaluation, performance-related specifications, SPR-2325
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West Lafayette, IN
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