Development of Specifications for High-Performance Fiber Concrete for Nevada (NDOT 366-16-803)

Bridge decks are the weakest link among the various bridge components, lasting approximately 30 years. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specifications, a bridge deck should be expected to last for 75 years. Bridge decks are exposed to excessive traffic and chloride elements. The chloride elements can seep through cracks within the bridge decks, causing corrosion in the steel. High durability concrete has been used to improve the serviceability of structures. Using high-performance fiber concrete (HPFC) in the construction of bridge decks, and longitudinal and transverse connections, can significantly improve the service life of a bridge deck by reducing premature distresses. The purpose of this research is to determine the most effective applications of HPFC in order to optimize both structural performance and economic efficiency, and to investigate whether HPFC can be produced with locally available materials as well as batching and placing methods within the state of Nevada. The fiber types, dimensions, dosage, design requirements, material, and construction specifications need to be developed to allow the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to successfully implement the use of HPFC.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    1400 R Street
    Lincoln, Nebraska  United States  68588
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jiong, Hu

  • Start Date: 20160923
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01650586
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 366-16-803
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 6 2017 4:09PM