This manual is an engineering guide for the design of heavily trafficked plain jointed concrete pavements to provide "zero-maintenance" performance over a selected design period. The term "zero-maintenance" refers only to structural maintenance such as patching, crack repair, slab replacement, grinding of faults, and overlay. Procedures are included for designing the concrete slab, subbase, shoulders, joints, and subsurface drainage. A computer program (JCP-1) is used to provide serviceability/performance and fatigue data for the structural design of the pavement. These procedures were developed based on nationwide field studies, long term performance data of in-service pavements, comprehensive mechanistic analyses, and results from laboratory studies. The manual includes specific recommendations for obtaining all necessary inputs and for performing the strucural design. A detailed design example for a heavily trafficked freeway pavement is provided, including a sensitivity analysis of the major design factors. Input guides and output listings for the JCP-1 program are included. /FHWA/

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

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Authors:
    • Darter, M I
    • Barenberg, E J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-112, FCP 35E2-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8474
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM