A STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ON AN EXPERIMENTAL PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the pavement environment, such as temperature change and heavy truck traffic on an experimental P.C.C. pavement in Ross County, Ohio. Variables included in the experimental pavement were (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. Horizontal slab movements caused by temperature and vertical movement of the slab ends under known axle loads were measured. A complete record is included of mid-slab cracking and crack growth. Also included is a summary of the surface spalling of the pavement and the spalling of the bottom of the pavement at the joints.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Columbus.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, OH  USA  45221

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  USA  43223
  • Authors:
    • Minkarah, I
    • Cook, J P
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/RD-76-S0559 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM