University Park, PA --- Penn State engineers have developed a "smart" maturity meter to estimate and to signal by phone when newly poured concrete bridge supports, pavements, and highway surfaces have reached the correct hardness and strength to be opened to traffic or the next phase of construction. "This method of estimating the strength of concrete can save taxpayer money in reduced cost of quality control and assurance testing," says Dr. Paul Tikalsky, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a developer of the prototype.
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