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Greatly Increased Use of Fly Ash in Hydraulic Cement Concrete for Pavement Layers and Transportation Structures

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-09-0020
Project Abstract: 

The research will examine: (1) material compatibility; (2) prediction methods for property development; (3) temperature and strength development management; (4) internal and external curing; (5) reducing early-age cracking; and (6) improving freezing/scaling durability. Carefully controlled large-scale test sections will be prepared to evaluate the proposed solutions from each phase. This large-scale testing will be unique due to the ability to carefully establish and monitor the environment in which the High Volume Fly Ash concrete is placed while monitoring and testing these structures. The proposal also suggests the use of a short course that will be made available by means of streaming video or DVD for use in classrooms and continuing education courses.

Goals

The key project objective is to improve understanding of infrastructure materials, specifically how to use higher fly ash amounts in concrete and obtain the performance needed for long-lasting concrete highway pavements and structures.

Research HUB ID: 
7827
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$525,000
Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
End Date: 
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Concrete Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Pavement and Materials

Contact Information

Team: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-10

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development