EVALUATION OF BITUMINOUS MIXES IN PAVEMENT STRUCTURES. INTERIM REPORT V. A STUDY OF TRANSVERSE CRACKING IN OKLAHOMA FLEXIBLE HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS

Field and laboratory studies were made to investigate the nature and extent of transverse cracks on Oklahoma flexible pavements and to determine the possible causes of this form of distress. Only the influence and contribution to this type of cracking from the bituminous components of the pavements were considered. Nine test sites on State and Interstate highway sections were studied. Examinations of field cores showed that newly developed transverse cracks did not extend through the pavement matrix and supported the concept that such cracks are caused by tensile forces developed at low temperatures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Final report dated Jun 77, PB-270 668.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Stillwater, OK  USA  74074

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Oklahoma Department of Transportation

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  USA  73105
  • Authors:
    • Manke, P G
    • Eldin, MSN
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/OK-77/72-033IR5Intrm Rpt., PUB-R(S)-15
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM