Freeze-thaw damage is a potentially serious deterioration process that occurs in concrete structures in cold climates. Premature damage to concrete slabs during freezing and thawing cycles represents a major challenge to pavement durability and resilience. Our research on this topic begins at the nano-scale with the goal of connecting meso-scale models to concepts like resilience and permeability. An improved understanding of freeze-thaw and damage mechanisms will enable the development of quantitative durability models.

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