USE OF REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

RESULTS OF TESTS TO DATE INDICATE THAT THE USE OF REINFORCING STEEL IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS PRODUCES STRUCTURAL BENEFITS WHICH ARE PARTICULARLY ADVANTAGEOUS IN PROLONGING THE USEFUL LIFE OF OVERLOADED PAVEMENTS. IN THE CASES STUDIED HOWEVER, IT APPEARS TO BE MUCH CHEAPER TO OBTAIN AT LEAST EQUAL BENEFITS BY INCREASING THE THICKNESS OF PAVEMENT RATHER THAN ADDING THE NECESSARY QUANTITIES OF REINFORCING STEEL. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT FOR THE CONDITIONS SURROUNDING THE TESTS, THE USE OF REINFORCEMENT IS NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 28, pp 92-101, 9 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Philippe, R R
    • Kauer, T J
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-10, 1948
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1971 12:00AM