Location

London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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Continuously reinforced concrete pavement designs (CRCP) are premium pavement designs that are often used on heavily-trafficked roadways and urban corridors. Although CRCP typically is an effective, long-lasting pavement design, it can develop performance problems when the aggregate-interlock load transfer at the transverse cracks is degraded. The prevalence of wide cracks in CRCP has frequently been associated with ruptured steel and significant levels of corrosion. Because of that, there has been recent interest in identifying new reinforcing materials that can prevent or minimize corrosion-related issues in CRCP. Glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars are one product being investigated for use in CRCP in place of traditional steel bars. This paper summarizes the construction details, material properties, early-age behaviour, and preliminary monitoring results of GFRP CRCP after 12 months in service. The project is located westbound HW-40 in Montreal, Qc, Canada, and presents a collaboration between the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec (MTQ) and the University of Sherbrooke. Varieties of sensors were installed in this project in order to monitor the early-age behaviour and the effects of repeated traffic loads and environmental conditions on the performance of CRCP slabs.


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MAT-762: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT USING GFRP BARS: CASE STUDY-HIGHWAY 40 WEST-MONTREAL, CANADA

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Continuously reinforced concrete pavement designs (CRCP) are premium pavement designs that are often used on heavily-trafficked roadways and urban corridors. Although CRCP typically is an effective, long-lasting pavement design, it can develop performance problems when the aggregate-interlock load transfer at the transverse cracks is degraded. The prevalence of wide cracks in CRCP has frequently been associated with ruptured steel and significant levels of corrosion. Because of that, there has been recent interest in identifying new reinforcing materials that can prevent or minimize corrosion-related issues in CRCP. Glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars are one product being investigated for use in CRCP in place of traditional steel bars. This paper summarizes the construction details, material properties, early-age behaviour, and preliminary monitoring results of GFRP CRCP after 12 months in service. The project is located westbound HW-40 in Montreal, Qc, Canada, and presents a collaboration between the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec (MTQ) and the University of Sherbrooke. Varieties of sensors were installed in this project in order to monitor the early-age behaviour and the effects of repeated traffic loads and environmental conditions on the performance of CRCP slabs.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Materials/41