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Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Demonstration Project and Bridge Deck Test Facility
Project ID: 12323F
Researcher: University of New Hampshire
Status: Completed

Researchers investigated the properties and performance of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcing for Portland Cement Concrete through a series of field and laboratory tests. A bridge deck test facility was designed and constructed at the entrance to a Rochester, NH landfill managed by Waste Management, Inc. The test facility allows for the simultaneous testing of numerous concrete mixes and/or configurations of reinforcing materials. High truck traffic, an existing truck scale, and a nearby weather station enhance data collection at the site. Access to heavy equipment and the cooperation of the landfills management staff facilitated the project. The test facility has been utilized in subsequent projects including research related to high performance concrete (HPC).

The base of a salt storage facility in Newmarket, NH was constructed with FRP reinforced concrete. Constructability issues were investigated and documented in order to provide recommendations for future construction with FRP.

Contact: For more information contact Charles Goodspeed at (603) 862-1443

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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