A comprehensive literature review was conducted to determine the mechanisms and testing procedures for D-cracking in portland cement concrete pavements. Beneficiation procedures were also investigated. The three general responses to freezing in the aggregate/paste system included elastic accommodation, high internal pressure, and high external pressure. It was found that the critical aggregate parameters influencing D-cracking were degree of saturation, maximum particle size, permeability, porosity, and pore size distribution. Evaluation of present laboratory testing procedures indicated that the ASTM C666, VPI slow-cool, Mercury Porosimetry, and Iowa Pore Index Tests correlated the best with field performance of concrete with respect to D-cracking. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  United States  61801

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62706
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, S R
    • Olsen, MPJ
    • Dempsey, B J
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/IL/80-187 Syn Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: IHR-413
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM