Studded Tire Wear Resistance of PCC Pavements with Special Mix Designs

The performance of portland cement concrete mixes with higher flexural strength, higher cement content, and with Hard-Cem additive, carpet drag finish, and tined finish were evaluated over a period of five years to determine their resistance to studded tire wear. None of the pavements with special mixes or, mixes with Hard-Cem additive were more resistant to studded tire wear than conventional pavement with a 650 psi flexural strength mix design. The wear resistance of the pavement could not be correlated to either the method used to finish the concrete or the concrete’s flexural strength. Finally, the carpet drag finishing method produced a pavement with acceptable friction resistance.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01344937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 658.2
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2011 12:21PM