This paper will include a summary of recent developments in pavement design and construction practices which can favorably influence the performance of CRCP. Emphasis will be placed on such pavement elements as the importance of specifying stabilized subbase, proper placement and arrangement of steel, vibration and consolidation of concrete, drainage practices and construction jointing details. Examples of selected state practices will be emphasized to show both favorable and unfavorable results, based on the adherence or disregard of established criteria. Background development will be given on several key design charts that give a new approach for the design of CRCP. The thickness determination chart used by AASHO has been modified to cover a range of loading conditions not previously considered, e.g., edge loading, portland cement shoulders, etc. Also, charts for determining the k-value in terms of material erodability, thickness, and stiffness will be presented. (Author)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 239-251

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM