CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS WITHOUT JOINTS

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT HAVING HEAVIER THAN NORMAL REINFORCEMENT AND NO JOINTS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO FEW, IF ANY, OF THE WEAKNESSES NOW INHERENT IN CONCRETE PAVEMENT: PUMPING, HIGH JOINTS, FAULTED JOINTS, FAULTY LOAD TRANSFER DEVICES, CORNER BREAKS, AND BLOWUPS. AVAILABLE INFORMATION INDICATES THAT LONGITUDINAL STEEL IN THE AMOUNT OF 0.5 PERCENT OF THE CROSS-SECTIONAL AREA OF THE PAVEMENT MAY BE SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT OPEN TRANSVERSE CRACKS. TRANSVERSE STEEL EXTENDING ACROSS TWO LANES OF PAVEMENT SHOULD ALLOW ELIMINATION OF THE LONGITUDINAL JOINT AND PREVENT LONGITUDINAL CRACKING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, pp 28-33, 7 REF
  • Authors:
    • Woolley, W R
  • Publication Date: 1948

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 2-5, 1947
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM