This specification covers glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) dowel bars, provided in cut lengths and having a smooth surface so that the expansion and contraction of concrete along the main axis of the dowel is not inhibited. A dowel bar, commonly referred to as a dowel, acts as a vertical load transfer device between concrete slabs. Dowels covered by this specification shall meet the requirements for geometric, material, mechanical, and physical properties described herein.
Keywordscomposite materials; fiber reinforced plastics; reinforced concrete; concrete pavements; dowel bars
This standard will expand and clarify the market for smooth FRP composite bars that are using in load bearing applications as shear/dowel reinforcement in concrete pavements. Currently such bars are being procured using ad-hoc manufacturer's specifications that are not consistent in the industry.
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