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Kurt Von Fay

Reclamation Office: Technical Service Center, Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory
Contact Information: (303) 445-2399, kvonfay@usbr.gov

Research Funded by the Science and Technology Program

Kurt Von Fay began doing research for the Science and Technology Program in the 2004 fiscal year, with funding provided by the program as recently as the 2015 fiscal year. Projects were funded under the Science and Technology Program research topics Repair and Maintenance and Condition Assessment.

The following research projects were funded in whole or in part by the Science and Technology Program. Kurt Von Fay is listed as the principal investigator, or primary researcher. Click the project's title to view more information.

Moisture Content Requirements for Effective Concrete Repairs

Project ID: 2886
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2014 - 2015
Research Results: contact Kurt Von Fay

Evaluating Methods to Seal Leaking Contraction Joints in Dams

Project ID: 3191
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2014
Research Results: Technical Memorandum No. MERL-2014-96 Sealing Leaking Contraction Joints, Science and Technology Project ID: 3191 (final, PDF, 1.1MB)

Repair Material Compatibility Requirements for Long Term Concrete Repairs

Project ID: 385
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2014
Research Results: contact Kurt Von Fay

Coatings and Sealers to Treat Concrete Deterioration

Project ID: 8232
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2013
Research Results: Concrete Sealers Scoping Study Science and Technology Project ID: 8262 (final, PDF, 3.6MB)

Moisture Content Requirements for Effective Concrete Repairs

Project ID: 6629
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2011 - 2013
Research Results: Moisture Content Requirements for Repair, Part 1: Concrete Repair Testing, Report No MERL-2013-63 (final, PDF, 1.0MB)

Long-term Performance of Cut-off Walls to Prevent Seepage in Dams

Project ID: 1966
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2011
Research Results: Reclamation’s Seepage Barrier Experience - A Cursory Scoping Study (final, PDF, 170KB)

Scoping Study on New Technologies to Halt Concrete Shrinkage and Cracking

Project ID: 6330
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2011
Research Results:

Development of Performance Criteria for Surface Preparation of Concrete Substrates Prior to Repair and Overlay

Project ID: 1137
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2007 - 2010
Research Results: Best Practices for Preparing Concrete Surfaces Prior to Repairs and Overlays (final, PDF, 562KB)

Evaluation of Thin Repair Materials for Concrete

Project ID: 1616
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2009
Research Results: Report of Findings, Laboratory Evaluation of Concrete Thin Repair Materials (interim, PDF, 1.3MB)

Bond Quality of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Concrete Strengthening Systems

Project ID: 3780
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2005 - 2006
Research Results: Bond Quality of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Concrete Strengthening Systems (final, PDF, 25.6MB)

Computer Modeling to Predict Service Life of Concrete Structures

Project ID: 1065
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2004 - 2006
Research Results: contact Kurt Von Fay

Developing Advanced Construction Materials to Improve, Repair, and Maintain Reclamation's Concrete Structures

Project ID: 362
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2004 - 2006
Research Results:

Modern Methods and Materials to Seal Small Leaks and Cracks in Concrete

Project ID: 1067
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2004 - 2006
Research Results: Leaking Crack Repair Using Chemical Grouts (final, PDF, 1.1MB)

This information was last updated on December 17, 2014
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