PERFORMANCE OF CONCRETE PAVEMENTS AS RELATED TO SUBGRADES, SUBBASES AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN

THE EVOLUTION OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT IN NEW JERSEY OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS IS TRACED TO SHOW HOW THE CURRENT EMPIRICAL DESIGN CRITERIA WERE DERIVED. IN TRYING TO PREVENT THE PAVEMENT FAILURES CAUSED BY AN EVER-INCREASING NUMBER OF HEAVY TRUCKS, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE ECONOMICAL SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM WAS TO CONSTRUCT A MORE STABLE FOUNDATION RATHER THAN TO INCREASE THE SURFACE THICKNESS. THE INFLUENCE OF STABILIZED SHOULDERS ON PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE HAS ALSO BEEN RECOGNIZED. SECTIONS OF PAVEMENT ON TWO OF THE MAJOR TRUCKING ROUTES ARE EVALUATED IN THIS PAPER. FOR EACH SECTION, PERTINENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SUBGRADE, SUBBASE, PAVEMENT, AND TRAFFIC IS INCLUDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, pp 433-442, 1 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Schuyler, J R
    • Stelljes, R
  • Publication Date: 1957

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 1957
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM