A STUDY OF FIELD PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT

An experimental section of P.C.C. pavement on U.S. 23 in Ross County, Ohio is studied. Variables included in the study are: (1) Joint spacing; (2) Sub-base stabilization; (3) Coating of dowel bars; (4) Configuration of the saw cut; and (5) The use of skewed joints. The yearly curve of joint movement is plotted from hand gage readings. Electronic instrumentation is used to give a continuous record of daily horizontal slab movements. Deflection of the slab ends under known axle loads is measured. A complete record to date is given of the progress of mid slab cracking. Spalling at the bottom of the pavement is measured and plotted for each of the 101 contraction joints in the project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study conducted in cooperation with FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Cincinnati

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O. Box 210071
    Cincinnati, OH  USA  45221-0071
  • Authors:
    • Minkarah, I
    • Cook, J P
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-19-74 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 14262(0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM