PREVENTION OF CRACKS IN CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS: REPORT ON OBSERVATIONS OF BRIDGE DECKS CONSTRUCTED WITH TYPE K CEMENT

Transverse cracking in newly constructed concrete bridge decks is a concern in Pennsylvania. One of the solutions under investigation is the use of Type K cement. This project observed placement of several Pennsylvania bridge decks using the Type K cement, measured shrinkage of concrete, and evaluated the post-construction performance of those decks with respect to cracking. The research recommends the maximum allowable shrinkage to limit cracking of bridge decks built with Type K cement to an acceptable level.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    2921 Telstar Court
    Falls Church, VA  United States  20590

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Special Studies, P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Babaei, K
    • Graber, D R
    • Purvis, R L
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PA-FHWA-95-003+89-01
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1996 12:00AM