Establishing Fresh Properties of Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Performance Engineered Mixture (PEM)

Structural fibers improve the long-term performance of concrete pavements and overlays and potentially are useful to reduce the slab thickness. The state of Minnesota has been using various structural fibers in concrete pavements and overlays for many decades at MnROAD, with limited placement on mainline concrete pavements. The current specification for the fresh concrete properties is not fiber reinforced concrete specific and based on the nearly century-old slump, air content and compressive strength test results; it does not also properly address the durability issues of concrete. As the state of Minnesota and many other states are moving towards the implementation of the performance engineered mixture (PEM) design, it is essential to develop a new specification for fiber reinforced concrete.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      1003325 WO#112

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Minnesota, Duluth

      Swenson College of Civil Engineering
      1405 University Drive
      Duluth, MN  United States  55812
    • Principal Investigators:

      Barman, Manik

    • Start Date: 20190607
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01691197
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#112
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 23 2019 2:30PM