Fibre Concrete Mixes in Road Pavements: In Between Plain and Reinforced Concrete ?

Fibrous concrete has a history in pavements. In the 1980s fibrous concrete became popular thanks to options such as reduced pavement thickness and increased joint distances. Unfortunately, not all promises were kept and the fibrous concrete ‘silently’ disappeared from the pavement construction scene. However, in industrial floor construction research continued and new concrete mixes containing different types of new steel fibres were developed. Design guidelines were developed to harmonize structural design rules. The track record in industrial floors with steel fibres has become sound. Over the years, the new fibrous concrete returned to pavements. Several successful projects were constructed and at the instigation of the developers of these mixes a working group for the investigation of fibrous concrete was formed by the Dutch Technology Platform for Transport, Infrastructure and Public Space (CROW). A team of steel fibre producers, concrete experts, researchers and contractors had the task to evaluate the performance of recently constructed pavements. The study may lead to recommended practices for the application of fibrous concrete in the Netherlands. The paper elaborates on the fibrous mixes currently in use and presents the results of recently constructed projects.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the International Society for Concrete Pavements.
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    International Society for Concrete Pavements

    6305 Oyster Bay Court
    Bridgeville, Pennsylvania  United States  15017
  • Authors:
    • Braam, C Rene
    • van Leest, Adrian J
    • van Hartskamp, Steef B
    • Jurriaans, George
    • van der Steen, Corne A
    • Stet, Marc J A
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 608-618
  • Monograph Title: 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: The Golden Gate to Tomorrow's Concrete Pavements

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  • Accession Number: 01494405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2013 10:00AM