ASTM International’s committee on reactive and refractory metals and alloys  is developing a proposed standard to allow titanium alloy bars to be used as near-surface mounts in civil structures.

 The application is for titanium near surface mounts in civil structures used to repair and strengthen concrete bridge girders, which could extend the life of older bridges.

The proposed standard will be an internationally recognized material specification that can be used as a reference document in design guides and individual state department of transportation (DOT) specifications along with other governing bodies such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

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