Several texturing experiments on heavily traveled portland cement concrete pavements in Virginia are described. Included in the experiments were textures imparted by using a heavy burlap drag, metal tines (transverse and longitudinal striations), sprinkled aggregated, mortar removal, and imprinting. All textures were imparted to concrete in the plastic state. Some of the problems encountered in achieving the desired textures are discussed. Evaluations of the effectiveness and the acceptability of the textures included noise, roughness, and skid-resistance studies. These studies resulted in the rejection for future use of several textures for one or more reasons. A consideration of all factors gave strong indications that transversely tined grooves spaced 19 mm (0.75 in) apart (center-to-center)would be preferable on tangent roadway sections whereas longitudinally tined grooves space 19 mm apart in combination with transverse grooves spaced 76 mm (3 in) apart would be preferable on curves. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-10
  • Monograph Title: Construction and quality control of pavements and structures
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  • Accession Number: 00184204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03026814
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM