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Chemical, Structural, and Kinetic Measurement Technologies for Cementitious Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/01/2016

The unceasing quest for more durable, more environmentally friendly, and less expensive construction materials is compelling the concrete industry … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2016

To develop and deploy measurement science tools that enable the manufacturing, construction, and transportation industries to reliably assess the … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Innovative Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The concrete industry has developed strategies for making innovative concrete,  which is defined as a sustainable concrete that uses less … more

Properties of Sustainable Fresh Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The construction industry is becoming increasing reliant on pumping for the placement of concrete; thus, implying that a concrete  must have the … more

Assuring Performance of Infrastructure Repair Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

In spite of advances in materials and construction technologies, our nation's civil infrastructure remains in a state of serious decay. The 2013 … more

Measurement Science Tools for Accelerated Weathering of Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

There is pressure on U.S. industry to develop innovative solutions to meet increasing customer and regulatory demands for sustainable manfactured … more

NIST Accelerated Weathering Laboratory: Metrology and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

Accurate prediction of the time to failure (service life) for polymeric materials is needed to support precise life cycle costs and sustainability … more

Measurement Science for Service Life Prediction of Polymers Used in Photovoltaic Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop and implement measurement science for predicting the lifetime of polymeric components utilized in photovoltaic applications.

Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2014

The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) project develops and integrates state-of-the-art computational materials science tools … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

Surface Damage of Polymer Nanocomposites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Surface damage caused by environmental and/or mechanical stresses can lead to the release of nanofillers incorporated within polymer … more

Service Life Prediction of Filled Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Prior efforts at NIST demonstrated the feasibility of quantitative service life prediction by linking the field and laboratory for an unfilled … more

Service Life of Nano-Enabled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

This project will utilize chemical spectroscopy of stressed composites to quantify the magnitude and mode of stress transfer at the fiber-matrix … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Green Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

An effective strategy for making a more “green” concrete is to replace the portland cement (the binding component with large energy and CO 2 … more

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42% 1 and 24% 1 of … more

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