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Techbrief: Evaluating the Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bars in Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Materials-Concrete

Description: This TechBrief discusses the potential use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars in continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP). Relative advantages and disadvantages of FRP bars are presented, and some specific considerations for the use of FRP bars in CRCP design and construction are described. This is followed by an overview of two recent experimental CRCP projects that have been constructed with FRP bars.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-09-012

Publication Year: 2009

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