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.
- Report on Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Pavement Deterioration Study.
Kansas State Highway CommissionResearch Division, State Office Building
Topeka, KS United States 66612
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Bukovatz, J E
- Crumpton, C F
- Worley, H E
- Publication Date: 1973-1
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Aggregates; Coarse aggregates; Concrete pavements; Construction joints; D cracking; Deterioration; Durability; Fracture mechanics; Limestone; Pavement cracking; Pavement design; Pavement maintenance; Portland cement; Portland cement concrete; Prevention; Surveys
- Geographic Terms: Kansas
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Pavements; Security and Emergencies;
- 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