A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-proposed research project, New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable
A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-proposed research project, New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, has received a $200,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant. Scheduled over two years beginning in April, it was one of eight projects selected by DOE and among 52 proposed.
New Technology will include testing of concrete mixtures with Class C or F ash at 20, 35 and 50 percent volumes. Researchers will measure specimen maturity parameters and how they change at different ash volumes, while also studying the relationship between temperatures and strength development. The project is a collaboration between NRMCA, University of Maryland Professor Dimitrious Goulias, and internationally renowned concrete researchers Dr. Nick Carina (retired, National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Auburn University Professor Anton Schindler. A Fellow of ACI and ASTM, Dr. Carino is recognized worldwide for his expertise in concrete technology and nondestructive test methods; Professor Schindler is the 2006 recipient of the American Concrete Institute‘s Medal for Materials Research.
Facilitating NRMCA and the researchers in the DOE grant application is the West Virginia University-aligned Combustion Byproducts Recycling Consortium. The association will serve as principal investigator for New Technology, with testing conducted at the NRMCA Research Laboratory in College Park, Md. Additional information on the project can be obtained from NRMCA Director of Research and Materials Engineering Karthik Obla, [email protected]