RECENT EXPERIMENTAL PCC PAVEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA

THE CONSTRUCTION OF EXPERIMENTAL PCC PAVEMENT SECTIONS IS DESCRIBED. THE PREDOMINANT EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE WAS CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT WITH THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF REINFORCEMENT. ALSO INCLUDED WERE UNREINFORCED SECTIONS WITH (1) WEAKENED PLANE JOINTS AT ABOUT ONE-HALF THE NORMAL INTERVALS, (2) HIGHER CEMENT CONTENT, (3) OVER DESIGNED THICKNESS, AND (4) USE OF A LEAN CONCRETE (4-SACK) BASE. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DETAILS ARE PRESENTED ALONG WITH A COMPARISON OF THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF THE VARIOUS SECTIONS. EARLY PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. THE PAVEMENTS WILL BE MONITORED PERIODICALLY TO DETERMINE RELATIVE PERFORMANCE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract D-5-31
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, 1720 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95807
  • Authors:
    • Spellman, D L
    • Woodstrom, J H
    • Neal, B F
    • Mason, P E
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM