REPORT ON AN EXPERIMENT FOR CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT IN WALKER COUNTY, TEXAS

This report summarizes the findings that resulted from a 16-year study on the performance of a continuously reinforced concrete pavement placed on I-45 in Walker County, Texas. An examination of data provides numerous guidelines for design requirements and construction specifications of future projects in which this type of pavement will be used. Specifically, there were more failures for the pavement in which a lower percentage of reinforcing steel and higher curing temperatures were used. The data indicate that type 3 cement withstands higher steel stresses and that special attention should be given to concrete vibration at all times. The 7-year performance of a short section of an asphalt-concrete overlay with varying thicknesses indicates that the rate of failure and the deflection can be substantially reduced by increasing overlay thickness. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-15
  • Monograph Title: Design and performance of pavement overlays
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902658X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM