Cotton duck pads (CDP) are preformed elastomeric pads consisting of thin layers of elastomer interlayered with layers of cotton duck fabric. CDP are known to be quite stiff and to have large compressive load capacity. Because of this great stiffness, the translational movement and rotational capacity of CDP have been severely limited. Very few tests have been performed on these pads to examine their behavior. Although CDP are permitted significant compressive load capacity in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Standard Specifications, they are allowed virtually no translational movement or rotational capacity in these same specifications. The AASHTO limitation on rotation is very severe, because it makes difficult the accommodation of construction tolerances with CDP applications. The severity of this rotational limit is the primary focus of this research study. The study evaluated existing proprietary data and developed improved recommendations for the AASHTO Specifications. The recommended improvements in LRFD format are included in Appendices A and B.

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  • Authors:
    • Roeder, C W
  • Publication Date: 2000-3


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00798867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-07,, Task 99,, Contractor Final Report
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2000 12:00AM