High-Performance Concretes for Highway Applications


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Title: High-Performance Concretes for Highway Applications

Author(s): Shuaib H. Ahmad and Paul Zia

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 159


Appears on pages(s): 335-350

Keywords: Durability; high-performance concretes; mechanical properties; research; tests

Date: 2/1/1996

This paper presents a summary of a four-year research program sponsored by the Strategic Highway Research Program under contract C-205. The program included plain and fiber reinforced concrete. This paper summarizes the results of plain concrete. The paper covers the literature search and review, the development of mixture proportions of three categories of high performance concrete, the laboratory studies and field trials of the concretes. An assessment is made of how the research met its objectives and the limitations of the research are pointed out. Finally, the paper is concluded with a list of future research needs.