STUDY OF D-CRACKING IN PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. REPORT 1. FIELD PHASE

D-crack deterioration in Portland Cement concrete pavements was common in Kansas in the 1930's, however, no large scale investigation was made until 1944. This survey indicated a significant relationship between coarse aggregate and D-cracking. The aggregate size was reduced and aggregate testing was improved. In 1951-52 another pavement condition survey was made to determine the effect of materials or designs on deterioration. Again coarse aggregate was brought under suspicion. For a time after this survey it appeared that there was little additional trouble with D-cracking. In 1962 deterioration was noticed in pavements less than 5 years old. In 1964 another study was begun with objectives of determining the extent of damage, reasons for occurrence, effective methods to repair existing damage, and prevention of future damage. The first report covers field operations related to determining the extent of damage and its clues for the prevention of future damage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Pavement Deterioration Study.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansas State Highway Commission

    Research Division, State Office Building
    Topeka, KS  USA  66612

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bukovatz, J E
    • Crumpton, C F
    • Worley, H E
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-KS-77-65-2A Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM