Work Item
ASTM WK74691

New Specification for Solid Round Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Dowel Bars for Load Transfer Between Concrete Slabs

1. Scope

The Committee will develop standard test methods, practices, terminology, and guides; sponsor symposia; stimulate research; and exchange technical information pertaining to composite materials (primarily those with fibrous reinforcement), as well as to reinforcing fibers with a Young's modulus greater than 20 GPa (3x10(6) psi).

This Committee will develop standard specifications for composite materials used in civil structures under Subcommittee D30.10. Other subcommittees under this Committee will not develop standard specifications. All other subcommittees shall be unclassified, as they do not develop standard specifications.

The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


composite 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.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D30.10

Committee: D30

Staff Manager: Melissa Marcinowski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-10-2020

Technical Contact: Doug Gremel

Item: 001

Ballot: D30.10 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 004

Ballot: D30 (21-06)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution