Structural Application of Polyolefin Fiber Reinforced Concrete

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Title: Structural Application of Polyolefin Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): V. Ramakrishnan

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 182

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 235-253

Keywords: Bridge-deck; construction applications; fiber reinforced concrete; flexural toughness; impact strength; nonmetallic fibers; overlay; performance characteristics; polyolefin fiber; toughness

Date: 5/1/1999

Abstract:
This paper presents the construction of a bridge deck and jersey barriers with the newly developed polyolefin fiber reinforced concrete. This is the first time this synthetic fiber-reinforced concrete was used in the construction of reinforced concrete structural elements such as bridge deck and jersey barriers. The mixture proportions used, the procedure used for mixing, transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing and curing are described. This new polyolefin fiber-reinforced concrete with enhanced fatigue, impact resistance, modulus of construction of durable highway structures.