DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF JOINTS FOR CONCRETE HIGHWAYS

This publication addresses the design and construction of joint systems for concrete highway pavements. Typical highway pavement slabs range from 8 to 14 in. in thickness. Recommendations are for pavements within this general range and purpose. The objective of joint system design for concrete highway pavements is to maintain pavement structural capacity and ride quality at low annual costs. Joints control cracking and provide a sealant reservoir that will minimize water and incompressible infiltration into the pavement to prevent spalling, pumping and faulting. The most common types of joints in concrete pavements are: transverse contraction joints; transverse construction joints; transverse expansion/isolation joints; longitudinal contraction joints; and longitudinal construction joints.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IS060.01P, TB-010.0D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1993 12:00AM