Advanced Composite Materials in New England’s Transportation Infrastructure – Technology Transfer Phase 1: Selection of Prototype

A wealth of research on the use of advanced composite materials (ACMs) for civil engineering applications has been conducted and published during the last two decades. The use of ACMs in the transportation infrastructure has also been demonstrated through a limited number of trial projects throughout the United States. The use of these materials in civil engineering was originally promoted to solve the problem of an aging and deteriorating transportation infrastructure. To this date, however, the full potential of ACMs has not been realized due to obstacles encountered during the design/construction process of these demonstration projects. In order to further advance the application of ACMs in transportation infrastructure projects this project will identify a component commonly used in the transportation infrastructure in New England and propose its fabrication using advanced composite materials (ACMs). Development of a research problem statement for phase II of the project will allow solicitation of proposals to fabricate and implement the selected component in future transportation projects in New England.

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    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  United States  01003

    New England Transportation Consortium

    C/O Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center
    University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 151 Martine Street
    Fall River, MA  United States  02723
  • Authors:
    • Brena, Sergio F
    • Civjan, Scott A
  • Publication Date: 2009-11-1


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 11p

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  • Accession Number: 01146783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NETCR77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2009 11:59AM