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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-09-0020
Project Name:   Greatly Increased Use of Fly Ash in Hydraulic Cement Concrete for Pavement Layers and Transportation Structures
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  July 9, 2009
End Date:  December 31, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Meininger
First Name:  Richard C (Rick)
Telephone:  202-493-3191
E-mail:  richard.meininger@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Pavement Materials Team [HRDI-10]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Laboratory:   Concrete Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Environmental Streamlining/Stewardship
Project Description:   The research will examine: (1) material compatibility; (2) prediction methods for property development; (3) temperature and strength development management; (4) internal and external curing; (5) reducing early-age cracking; and (6) improving freezing/scaling durability. Carefully controlled large-scale test sections will be prepared to evaluate the proposed solutions from each phase. This large-scale testing will be unique due to the ability to carefully establish and monitor the environment in which the High Volume Fly Ash concrete is placed while monitoring and testing these structures. The proposal also suggests the use of a short course that will be made available by means of streaming video or DVD for use in classrooms and continuing education courses.
Goals:   The key project objective is to improve understanding of infrastructure materials, specifically how to use higher fly ash amounts in concrete and obtain the performance needed for long-lasting concrete highway pavements and structures.
Background Information:   Response to Exploratory Advanced Research Program Broad Agency Announcement in the highway infrastructure focus area.
More Information URL(s):  
  1. http://www.nrmca.org/research_engineering/Documents/Lab_fly_ashFinal_report.pdf
  2. http://webpages.mcgill.ca/staff/Group3/aboyd1/web/Conferences/AMW%20XI/Presentations/Meininger%20Rev.pdf
  3. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/10051/index.cfm
Product Type:   Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Research report
Test Methodology:   Various Laboratory Research Techniques
Expected Benefits:   Provide guidance and technology to be able to use more fly ash in concrete and reduce the need to landfill fly ash.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Presentations and Reports
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief, Other
Description: The product consists of presentations on the Performance of High Volume Fly Ash Concrete.
2. Name: Test Methods
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Description: The product is a report on the research and descriptions of new test methods.
3. Name: Technology Transfer Workshop
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Webinar broadcast in September as part of the asphalt concrete mixture (ACM)/Fly Ash Workshop held at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. The broadcast has been recorded.
Related URL(s):   http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.wvcoal.com/Research-Development/qconcrete-of-the-futureq-made-with-coal-ash.html
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms:   Fly Ash
Hydraulic Cement
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Materials


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