HISTORY AND SCOPE OF COOPERATIVE STUDIES OF JOINT SPACING IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

BECAUSE OF WIDESPREAD DISAGREEMENT ABOUT THE DESIRABILITY OF EXPANSION JOINTS IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS, THE PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION (PRA) DECIDED EARLY IN 1940 TO SPONSOR COOPERATIVE EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS IN KENTUCKY, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OREGON, CALIFORNIA AND MISSOURI. DESIGN OF THE SEVEN EXPERIMENTAL SECTIONS IN EACH STATE IS DESCRIBED. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE EXPERIMENTS IS TO STUDY THE SPACING OF EXPANSION JOINTS IN PAVEMENTS WITH CLOSELY SPACED CONTRACTION JOINTS. A SECOND OBJECTIVE CONCERNS THE USE OF DOWEL BARS IN CONTRACTION JOINTS OF THE DUMMY TYPE. CONCURRENT LABORATORY TESTS BY THE PRA ARE UNDER WAY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 20, pp 333 - 336
  • Authors:
    • Kelley, E F
  • Publication Date: 1941

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 3-6, 1940
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM