Field Evaluation of Elliptical Fiber Reinforced Polymer Dowel Performance, June 2003

(2003) Field Evaluation of Elliptical Fiber Reinforced Polymer Dowel Performance, June 2003. Iowa State University

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Abstract

Fiber composite materials (FRP) are making an entry into the construction market in both buildings and pavements. The application to pavements comes in the form of joint reinforcement (dowels and tie bars) to date. FRP resistance to salt corrosion in dowels has made it an alternative to standard epoxy coated dowels for pavements. Iowa State University has completed a large amount of laboratory research into the determination of diameter, spacing, and durability of FRP dowels. This report documents the installation of a series of FRP elliptical-shaped dowel joints (including instrumented units) in a field situation and the beginning of a two-year study to compare laboratory results to in-service pavements. Ten joints were constructed for each of three dowel spacings of 10, 12, and 15 inches ( 254, 305, and 381 mm) with one instrumented joint in each test section. The instrumented bars will be load tested with a loaded truck and FWD testing.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: dowels, FRP applications, load transfer
Subjects: Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 2951
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2005
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/2951

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