CRACKING OF CONCRETE SURFACINGS ARISING FROM FACTORS OTHER THAN TRAFFIC. SUMMARY OF RESULTS OBTAINED IN 1964

AN INVESTIGATION AND VARIOUS SURVEYS HAVE LED TO A NUMBER OF CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING THE PROBLEM OF THE SO-CALLED SPONTANEOUS CRACKING OF CONCRETE SURFACINGS BEFORE THEY ARE SUBJECTED TO TRAFFIC. IT IS SHOWN THAT, IN THE ABSENCE OF TRAFFIC, ONLY MINOR RANDOM CRACKING /LESS THAN 1% OF THE SLABS/ IS LIKELY TO OCCUR ON A LARGE NUMBER OF SITES /APPROXIMATELY ONE OUT OF TWO/. THE RANDOM NATURE OF THIS PHENOMENON HAS MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE ITS CAUSES, OR TO GIVE ANY EXPLANATION OTHER THAN A PURELY ACCIDENTAL ACCUMULATION OF FACTORS CONDUCIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE FEW CRACKS. RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN PUT FORWARD FOR RESTRICTING CRACKING BEFORE THE SURFACINGS ARE SUBJECTED TO TRAFFIC. /LCPC/A/RRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol10, No1, PP1-9, 3REFS
  • Authors:
    • Leyder, J P
  • Publication Date: 1965-3

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Technique Routiere
    • Publisher: Association Permanente des Congres Belges de Route
    • ISSN: 0040-1277

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00212161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1994 12:00AM