PERFORMANCE OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT IN ILLINOIS
A study of the performance of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) constructed on the Interstate highway system in Illinois has been conducted. The major purpose is to determine the types, severities, amounts, and causes of distress. Approximately 1230 miles of Interstate highway was surveyed, consisting of 7 to 10 in. (17-25 cm) slabs over granular and stabilized subbases. Distress found includes edge punchouts, steel ruptures, 'D' cracking, blowups, construction joint failures, lug rotation, longitudinal cracking, distress related to construction problems, pumping, and shoulder deterioration. Heavy truck loads, excess free moisture, deicing salts, construction practice and poor aggregate quality in the CRCP slab are the major factors causing distress. CRCP slab thickness and foundation support have a very significant effect on structural distress development.
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- Sponsored in part by Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield. Bureau of Materials and Physical Research. Report on Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program Ser-172.
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
205 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL USA 61801-2352
Washington, DC USA 20590
Illinois Department of TransportationBureau of Materials and Physical Research
126 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL USA 62704-4766
- LaCourisere, S A
- Darter, M I
- Smiley, S A
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 149 p.
- TRT Terms: Aggregates; Base course (Pavements); Concrete pavements; Construction joints; Continuously reinforced concrete pavements; D cracking; Defects; Deicing chemicals; Deterioration; Failure; Fracture mechanics; Heavy vehicles; Joints (Engineering); Loads; Maintenance; Pavement distress; Pavement performance; Pavements; Road shoulders; Subbase (Pavements); Surface course (Pavements); Texture
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Uncontrolled Terms: Subbase
- Geographic Terms: Illinois
- Old TRIS Terms: Joint
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00198997
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UIUC/ENG-77/2018 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Nov 7 1980 12:00AM