AMANDA C. BORDELON

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

AMANDA C. BORDELON portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin, University of Utah

Research

Research Summary

My main area of expertise is in incorporating admixtures into concrete and fiber-reinforced concrete pavement design. My research topics include: fiber-reinforced concrete, pavement design, pozzolanic materials, ultra-thin whitetopping (concrete overlay bonded to asphalt), fracture mechanics, and x-ray CT imaging. I have worked on research projects from micro-structural materials characterization to full-scale pavements.

Research Keywords

  • Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Interest Level: 5
  • Fracture Analysis or Mechanics, Interest Level: 5
  • Pavements, Interest Level: 4
  • Materials Testing, Interest Level: 4
  • X-ray micro CT, Interest Level: 4
  • Image Processing, Interest Level: 4
  • Cement and Concrete Chemistry, Interest Level: 3
  • Concrete Structure, Interest Level: 3
  • Transportation Engineering (Environmental Impacts), Interest Level: 2
  • Solid Waste Disposal, Interest Level: 2
  • Air Pollution, Interest Level: 2

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Concrete/mortar mixers: one 9 cf, four 2 cf mixers, and one 12 qt mixer. Contact: Amanda Bordelon, 801-581-3578.
  • Freeze-Thaw Chamber for cycling between temperatures of 0 to 40C. Contact: Amanda Bordelon, 801-581-3578.
  • NOx Analyzer and Photo-catalytic reaction cell. Contact: Amanda Bordelon, 801-581-3578.
  • Wedge Split Tension Fracture Cube Testing Setup. Contact: Amanda Bordelon, 801-581-3578.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • RESTRAINED SHRINKAGE. PI: BORDELON,AMANDA C. UT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIO, 10/03/2014 - 08/31/2015. Total project budget to date: $18,767.00
  • FAILURE ANALYSIS OF LIGHT POLE. PI: Amanda Bordelon. UT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIO, 04/01/2014 - 06/12/2014. Total project budget to date: $40,000.00
  • IMAGING SEGMENTATION. PI: BORDELON,AMANDA C. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FO, 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014. Total project budget to date: $28,000.00
  • MPC TRANSPORATION CENTER MATCH. PI: PORTER,RICHARD J. Co-PI(s): BORDELON,AMANDA C.. NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, 01/07/2013 - 11/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $34,667.00
  • MPC TRANSPORATION CENTER BORDE. PI: PORTER,RICHARD J. Co-PI(s): BORDELON,AMANDA C.. NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, 01/07/2013 - 11/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $33,751.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Efficiency of TiO2 on Construction Materials. PI: Amanda Bordelon. 05/2014 - present.
  • Experimental and Numerical Study for the Debonding Interface Between an Existing Pavement and a New Concrete Overlay. PI: Amanda Bordelon. 02/2013 - 11/2015.
  • Feasibility Study of Waste Glass Powder for Concrete Industry. PI: Amanda Bordelon. 09/2013 - present.
  • Imaging Segmentation and Analysis for Polymer Fiber Reinforced Concrete. PI: Amanda Bordelon. Co-PI(s): Guido Gerig. 08/01/2013 - 06/30/2014.
  • Use of Pumice to Reduce Alkali Silica Reaction in Concrete. PI: Paul Tikalsky. 07/2012 - 12/2013.