EVALUATION OF PARAMETERS SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCING THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

The results reported in this paper were obtained from a comparative statistical analysis of properties of failed locations with good locations within test sections showing poor performance. The analysis was based on data obtained from 15 test sections showing significant distress as indicated by a breakup or a patch. Test locations in good condition had subbases with higher stability as evaluated by a static penetrometer test. Pavement failures were observed to be correlated with relatively low bulk density and modulus of elasticity of concrete. No significant difference in splitting tensile strength of concrete was indicated between good and failed locations. Relative to uniformity of concrete properties above and below the steel reinforcement, no significant difference was shown in the analysis. Higher pavement deflections, wider crack widths and non-uniform crack patterns were associated with failed pavement condition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the American Concrete Institute Annual Meeting: Roadways and Airport Pavements, San Francisco, California, March 30-April 5, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  USA  48219
  • Authors:
    • Faiz, A
    • Yoder, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00165184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP51-7 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM