Long-Life Concrete: How Long Will My Concrete Last? A Synthesis of Knowledge of Potential Durability of Concrete, TPF-5(159), 2013

(2013) Long-Life Concrete: How Long Will My Concrete Last? A Synthesis of Knowledge of Potential Durability of Concrete, TPF-5(159), 2013. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

There is an ongoing discussion about moving toward performance-based specifications for concrete pavements. This document seeks to move the discussion forward by outlining the needs and the challenges, and proposing some immediate actions. However, this approach may increase risk for all parties until performance requirements are agreed upon and, more importantly, how the requirements can be measured. A fundamental issue behind pavement construction activities is that the owner/designer needs to be assured that the concrete in place will survive for the intended period (assuming there are no changes in the environment or loading) and, therefore, that full payment should be made. At the same time, each party along the supply chain needs to be assured that the material being supplied to them is able to meet the required performance, as is the product/system they are delivering. The focus of this document is a discussion of the issues behind this need, and the technologies that are available, or still needed, to meet this need, particularly from the point of view of potential durability

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Concrete, Concrete construction, Concrete tests, Durability, Materials tests, Measurement, Pavement design, Pavements,
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 15267
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2013 19:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 13:53
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15267