DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONTROL OF JOINT FAULTING OF UNDOWELED PAVEMENTS

Based on a study of the performance of undoweled concrete pavements, it is concluded that the degree of joint faulting depends on the number of heavy trucks carried, slab thickness, joint spacing, and the type of subbase and subgrade. The effect of different degrees of joint faulting on the quality of ride, or serviceability, of pavements is evaluated. A correlation of the faulting data provides an improved method for predicting the degree of faulting and serves as a more definite basis to decide whether or not a doweled joint design is required. The results are intended to apply to the design of highway and street pavements with short joint spacings.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 121-136

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  • Accession Number: 00176807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM