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.
- Sponsored in part by Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Columbus.
University of CincinnatiCincinnati, OH United States 45221
Washington, DC United States 20590
Columbus, OH United States 43223
- Minkarah, I
- Cook, J P
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Base course (Pavements); Concrete pavements; Construction joints; Dowels (Fasteners); Environmental impacts; Experimental roads; Fracture mechanics; Heat; Heavy vehicles; Joints (Engineering); Performance evaluations; Portland cement; Soil stabilization; Spacing; Spalling; Subbase (Pavements); Temperature
- Uncontrolled Terms: Joint spacing; Subbase
- Geographic Terms: Ohio
- Old TRIS Terms: Joint; Vehicle traffic
- Subject Areas: Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Pavements;
- 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