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.
- Minimizing Thermal Cracking in Concrete Pavements (November 2016)
- Examining Freeze-Thaw Damage at the Microscopic Scale (August 2016)
- Two-Phase Model of Pavement Fracture (June 2016)
- Modeling Freeze-Thaw in Concrete (May 2015)