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High Performance Concrete Pavements: Alternative Dowel Bars for Load Transfer in Jointed Concrete

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Rigid Pavement

Description: Document describes available dowel bar types that serve as an alternative to the commonly used steel and epoxy-coated dowels. The report discusses details of field installation and performance of FRP composite dowel bars, FRP composite tubes filled with cement grout, plastic-coated dowel bars, solid stainless steel dowel bars, steel clad dowel bars, and stainless steel tubes filled with cement grout.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-IF-02-052

Publication Year: 2002

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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