Understanding Material Durability: Workshop Examines Aging of Composite Materials

Corrosion decay is an expensive and ongoing challenge throughout the U.S.-highway network. To mitigate this problem, advanced composite materials are used in a wide range of infrastructure applications. These materials are lightweight, high strength and offer high-fatigue and corrosion resistant properties; however, accurately understanding how these materials degrade and age over time is critical for safe and economical implementation. Accordingly, a workshop supported by the Federal Highway Administration’s Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program and the National Science Foundation was held to discuss state-of-the-art understanding and future research directions on aspects of aging of composites.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 2p

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  • Accession Number: 01529329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-14-068
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2014 1:00PM