DESIGN OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS FOR HIGHWAYS
Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) may be defined as a concrete pavement in which the longitudinal reinforcing steel is continuous throughout its length and has no transverse joints other than construction joints. In order to properly design pavements, it is necessary to understand and apply the basic concepts and general mechanisms associated with pavements. Principles of sound design are listed. In order to provide the proper background for discussing a CRCP design procedure, the volume change stresses and the cracking phenomenon experienced with CRCP are presented. In addition the following are discussed: Pavement thickness and pavement management concepts, design input parameters, reinforcement design, joints and terminal anchorages, and steel reinforcement for portland cement concrete overlays.
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute933 North Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL United States 60173
- Publication Date: 1993-6
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Anchorages; Concrete pavements; Continuously reinforced concrete pavements; Cracking; Joints (Engineering); Longitudinal reinforcement; Overlays (Pavements); Pavement design; Pavement management systems; Pavements; Portland cement concrete; Reinforcement (Engineering); Stresses; Thickness; Volume changes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Input; Joints; Parameters; Pavement thickness
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Pavements; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways;
- Accession Number: 00727167
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 10 1996 12:00AM