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.
- See also Final report dated Jun 77, PB-270 668.
Oklahoma State University, StillwaterDepartment of Civil Engineering
Stillwater, OK United States 74074
Washington, DC United States 20590
Oklahoma Department of Transportation200 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK United States 73105
- Manke, P G
- Eldin, MSN
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Bituminous mixtures; Defects; Field tests; Flexible pavements; Fracture mechanics; Pavement distress; Pavement layers; Pavements; Stiffness; Temperature; Tensile strength; Tension tests; Thermal stresses; Transverse cracking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pavement structure
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials; Pavements;
- 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