Pozzolans and slag extend the market for concrete products by improving specific properties of the products, which allows the products to be constructed with materials or placed in environments that would have precluded the use of portland cement alone. In properly formulated concrete mixes, pozzolans and slag have been shown to enhance long-term strength, decrease permeability, increase durability, reduce thermal cracking of mass concrete, minimize or eliminate cracking related to alkali-silica reaction, and minimize or eliminate cracking related to sulfate attack. The purpose of this research project was to conduct a scoping study that could be used to evaluate the need for additional research in the area of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) that are used in concrete for highway applications. Special emphasis was given to the concept of using two or more SCMs in a single concrete mixture. The scope of the study was limited to a literature survey and panel discussions concerning issues relevant to the project. No laboratory work was conducted for this project. A problem statement with research plan was created that could be used to guide a pooled fund project.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00989270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-01-X-00042 (Project 13)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2005 12:00AM