Durability Research Briefs

Browse all of our durability related research briefs below, or explore by topic via the links in the right side bar (on desktop browsers) or at the bottom of this page (on mobile browsers).

Chart image from "Two-Phase Model of Pavement Fracture" brief
Research Brief: Two-Phase Model of Pavement Fracture
June 2, 2016

CSHub researchers are working to understand pavement fracture at all levels, from the nano-scale up, so it is important to have a model that allows for the evaluation of cracks as they are forming...

Chart image from research brief on ASR modeling
Research Brief: Bottom-up Modeling of ASR in Concrete
March 30, 2016

Alkali–silica reaction (ASR) occurs in some concretes between the highly alkaline pore solution and reactive silica components of certain aggregates. An alkali-silica gel forms that may expand...

Image from Modeling freeze-thaw in concrete
Research Brief: Modeling Freeze-Thaw in Concrete
May 22, 2015

Damage to concrete slabs during freezing and thawing cycles represents a major challenge to pavement durability and resilience. This brief explores freeze-thaw cycles in concrete using models that...