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Modified Flexural Strength Test

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0041
Project Abstract: 

This study includes development of a modified flexural beam test for paving concrete.

Goals

The primary objective of this study is to examine the feasibility of using a smaller-size beam (4 by 4 by 14 inches) to conduct flexural strength testing (ASTM C-78) for concrete pavements in the field and in the laboratory. This objective will be achieved by comparing flexural strength test results obtained from the regular- and smaller-size beams. If good correlation is achieved, States may start using the smaller-size beams for quality assurance with more confidence.

Research HUB ID: 
7804
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$300,000
Start Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011
End Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Concrete Laboratory
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Pavement and Materials
Project Outputs: 

New American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials specification for flexural strength testing. [Source: FHWA, PMSS Database (2013)]

Contact Information

Team: 
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office:
Office of Research, Development, and Technology

Management Organizations

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

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