BEHAVIOR OF EXPERIMENTAL CONTINUOUSLY-REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IN MISSISSIPPI

THE FIRST TWO CONTINUOUSLY-REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED BY THE MISSISSIPPI STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS EXPERIMENTAL SECTIONS. THESE PAVEMENTS CONTAIN SEVERAL DESIGN FEATURES WHICH ARE RELATIVELY NEW IN THIS TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE PER- FORMANCE OF THE PAVEMENTS. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN FEATURES AND THE CONSTRUCTION METHODS USED FOR BOTH PAVEMENT IS PRESENTED. LONDITUDINAL MOVEMENTS OF THE PAVEMENT HAVE BEEN MEASURED PERIODICALLY, AS HAVE CRACK WIDTH CHANGES. CRACK SURVEYS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, PARTICULARLY IN THE EARLY WEEKS AFTER CONSTRUCTION. DATA ON END MOVEMENTS, CRACK WIDTHS, AND CRACK FREQUENCY AND METHODS USED FOR OBTAINING THE DATA ARE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE MISSISSIPPI PAVEMENTS ARE THE FIRST TO BE PLACED ON A SOIL-CEMENT BASE, AND IN DE SOTO COUNTY, THE FIRST TO USE CONCRETE PILES AS A MEANS OF END ANCHORAGE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 140-153
  • Monograph Title: Rigid pavement design 1963
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1994 12:00AM