DESIGN OF JOINTS IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

A GENERAL DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED OF JOINTS IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. CURRENT DESIGN PRACTICE, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTAIN INVESTIGATIONAL DATA ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED. THE SEVERAL FUNDAMENTAL TYPES OF JOINTS ARE DESCRIBED AND DISCUSSED WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BASIC STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS. SPECIAL EMPHASIS IS LAID UPON THE RATIONAL DESIGN OF JOINT DETAILS, AND CERTAIN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES ARE DEVELOPED FOR THE RATIONAL DETAILING OF EDGE BARS, SLIP DOWELS, TIE BARS AND OTHER FEATURES ESSENTIAL TO AN ADEQUATE FUNCTIONING OF JOINT EDGES. APPLICATION OF THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN, WITH RESPECT TO BASIC STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS, EMPHASIZES APPARENT WIDESPREAD INCONSISTENCIES OF CURRENT PRACTICE AS REFLECTED BY THE WIDELY VARYING JOINT DETAILS PRESCRIBED BY THE VARIOUS STATES. THE SLIP DOWEL, WIDELY USED AS A MEANS OF STRENGTHENING JOINT EDGES AND APPARENTLY USED GENERALLY ON SOME ARBITRARY BASIS OF SELECTION AS TO SIZE, LENGTH AND SPACING, IS ANALYZED AND DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. THEORETICAL ANALYSIS THUS INDICATES THAT MANY SLIP-DOWEL DESIGNS, NOW IN COMMON USE, MUST NECESSARILY BE DECIDELY INEFFICIENT IN SERVING THE STRUCTURAL FUNCTION WHICH THEY ARE INTENDED TO PERFORM. MR GAGE DESCRIBES LONGITUDIANL AND TRANSVERSE JOINTS USED SUCCESSFULLY IN NEW JERSEY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 12, Pt 1, PP 105-141, 24 FIG, 10 REF
  • Authors:
    • Bradbury, R D
    • Gage, R B
  • Publication Date: 1933

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 1-2, 1932. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
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  • Accession Number: 00203484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1996 12:00AM