Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Proves Worth for Airport Pavementsby Robert D. Howell, Vice Pres.; J. H. Kleinfelder & Associates, Reno, Nevada,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 5, Pg. 52-55
Document Type: Feature article
Laboratory and field tests indicate that fiber-reinforced concrete has higher flexural and tensile strength, higher impact resistance, and improved resistance to spalling and joint deterioration when compared to conventional Portland cement concrete. Two projects utilizing Portland cement concrete reinforced with steel fibers are described. The first is an apron overlay at Fallon Naval Air Station, the other is a new taxiway at Cannon International Airport in Reno. Both pavements have been in constant use since construction and are performing as designed.
Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Concrete pavements | Fiber reinforced concrete | Portland cement | Ultimate strength | Load and resistance factor design | Field tests | Flexural strength | Pavement design | Impact tests
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