DESIGN OF A ZERO-MAINTENANCE PLAIN JOINTED CONCRETE PAVEMENT, VOLUME ONE-DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN PROCEDURES

Comprehensive procedures for the structural design of "zero-maintenance" plain jointed concrete pavements for heavily trafficked roadways are development. The term "zero-maintenance" refers to the structural adequacy of the pavement lanes and shoulder. Thus, a "zero-maintenance" pavement would not require maintenance such as patching, joint repair, crack repair, grinding, and overlays. The design procedures are based upon results from long-term field studies, comprehensive mechanistic analyses, and laboratory studies. Both a serviceability-performance analysis and a concrete fatigue analysis are used in the structural design. Procedures are developed for designing the concrete slab, subbase, shoulders, joints and subsurface drainage. Example designs are included with sensitivity and incremental cost analyses. A computer program, JCP-1, was written to assist in the design calculations. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Authors:
    • Darter, M I
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 261 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-111 Final Rpt., FCP 35E2-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8474
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM