Ensuring Durability of Concrete Paving Mixtures-Part II: Test Methods

A companion Tech Brief (Ensuring Durability of Concrete Paving Mixtures-Part I: Mechanisms and Mitigation) describes the mechanisms responsible for materials-related distress (MRD) that can compromise the durability of concrete and outlines strategies to improve the durability of concrete paving mixtures. This Tech Brief builds on that Tech Brief, presenting approaches for testing constituent materials and concrete mixtures to assess resistance to various types of MRDs. No test, or combination of tests, directly measures the durability of concrete. Instead, multiple tests are employed on both the constituent materials and on the concrete itself to make an assessment of whether the concrete will be durable in a specific environment. Commonly used durability-related test methods can be used to test constituent materials and project specific mixtures during the mix design process, as well as during the construction of the pavement.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Serial:
    • TechBrief
    • Publisher: Federal Highway Administration
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-16-034
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-14-D-00006
  • Created Date: Feb 26 2019 9:33AM