Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,404.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-13-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number:
A12A-013-0271
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12a-T013
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
FDH Engineering
2730 Rowland Road, Raleigh, NC, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125145974
Principal Investigator:
Mark Cesare
Senior Scientist
(919) 755-1012
mcesare@fdh-inc.com
Business Contact:
Robert Lindyberg
Vice President
(919) 755-1012
rlindyberg@fdh-inc.com
Research Institution:
Duke University
Keith Hurka-Owen
2200 W. Main St.
Ste. 710
Durham, NC, 27705-
(919) 681-8684
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
With the advent of very high strength concrete, such as that manufactured by LaFarge, calculations that have been used historically to determine the explosive content needed to breach concrete structures have been compromised. As a result of this and other mission critical issues, the Army has indentified a need to develop a man-portable device capable of estimating the thickness and strength of a reinforced concrete wall or slab up to 6 feet thick. The device should be capable of measuring concrete compressive strength ranging from 3,000 psi to 30,000 psi, also be capable of locating and characterizing metal contained in the concrete whether traditional steel rebar at fixed spacing, steel mesh, or larger structural steel.

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