Although sections of prestressed concrete pavements were first built 30 years ago, the techniques of design and construction are still undergoing development. This report summarizes the principal developments in this field since the first prestressed pavement was constructed at the Paris International Airport at Orly in 1946. The review covers papers, articles and reports published in the technical and society proceedings of many countries. The report describes the history of prestressed concrete pavements, and the features of prestressed concrete pavements constructed in various parts of the world, prestressing methods used on different projects, joint details used on various projects, particularly for those built in the U.S., information on performance, load tests and measurements on prestressed concrete pavements, methods used for designing prestressed concrete pavements, and properties of materials used for prestressed concrete pavements. The report includes a glossary of terms related to prestressed concrete pavements and a comprehensive bibliography. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • Hanna, A N
    • Nussbaum, P J
    • Arriyavat, P
    • Tseng, J J
    • Friberg, B F
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 212 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 8 Intrm Rpt., FCP 35E3032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8894
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM