II. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS

3. RIGID PAVEMENTS

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
2. High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Construction and Repair of Concrete Pavements
Date of Start

April 2002
(i) Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi (R)
(ii) Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai (C)
(iii) Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur (C)

 
Present Status and Progress
The technical reports have been prepared on different activities by the collaborative agencies.

Further, evaluation work of the roads made with fibre reinforced concrete is in progress
 
Findings/Conclusions
• There is large saving of natural conventional materials.
• Saving in energy, as the byproducts used already contained huge potential energy.
• Make the environment less polluted by making the roads or their repairing with high performance materials vis- a-vis conventional materials.
 
Recommendations
High performance materials are being used now for making city and campus roads in the country, thereby achieving good quality roads with saving in life cycle cost.