Data is presented (complies with recent Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, design standards) on the design and construction of jointed reinforced concrete pavements for airport runways and taxiways. The semi-empirical design method used by the FAA is discussed. Construction joints, contraction joints and expansions joints are intorduced in the pavement to shorten the effective slab length and prevent forces of stress. Steel reinforcement prevents cracks from becming damagingly wide. The amount of reinforcing steel required for slabs on grade (highway as well as airport) is determined by the subgrade drag theory. In this theory, the only factor taken into account is the contraction of the slab due to shrinkage. Welded wire fabric availability, limitations on size of fabric, handling and placing, laps and fabric style selection are outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Steel Corporation

    600 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15230
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM