Durability of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Pipe Exposed to Florida Aggressive Environments

The durability of dry-cast synthetic fiber reinforced concrete (SynFRC) pipes will be investigated on SynFRC beams and SynFRC cored cylinders obtained from larger SynFRC blocks with concrete composition similar to that used for dry-cast concrete pipes embedded with synthetic fiber. Based on previous research, the synthetic fibers that show the most promise are PP and PVA fibers. There are various producers of these fibers and the project would look at those used previously in dry-cast concrete pipes. The durability of SynFRC when exposed to environments relevant to Florida aggressive conditions will be investigated. There is potential for a more economic and durable concrete pipe if the synthetic fibers or the fibers concrete interface does not degrade to a significant extent (i.e., good durability).


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $205000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV27 977-11

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Lasa, Ivan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

      Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
    • Principal Investigators:

      Presuel-Moreno, Francisco

    • Start Date: 20160315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200615
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01593953
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV27 977-11
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 18 2016 6:37PM