STATEWIDE SURVEY OF BLOWUPS IN RESURFACED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TWOFOLD. THE FIRST PURPOSE WAS TO CATALOG THE BLOWUP ACTIVITY ON ALL THE RESURFACED PAVE- MENTS IN THE STATE OF INDIANA. THE SECOND PURPOSE WAS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF BLOWUP ACTIVITY. THE RESULTS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR IS THE ORIGINAL PAVEMENT DESIGN, BUT THIS FACTOR IS CONFOUNDED BY PAVEMENT AGE. PAVEMENTS WITH A GRANULAR BASE COURSE HAD MORE BLOWUPS THAN THOSE THAT DID NOT, AND USE OF PAVED SHOULDERS HAS APPARENT- LY REDUCED THE PROBLEM. A HIGH DEGREE OF CORRELATION IN BLOWUP ACTIVITY AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION IN THE STATE WAS SHOWN. THOSE HIGHWAY DISTRICTS CONTAINING HIGH POPULATION CENTERS HAD MORE BLOWUPS THAN THOSE WITH LESS POPULATION. ADDITIONAL WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE TO CLARIFY THE RESULTS PRESENTED IN THE INTERIM REPORT. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract HPR-1(10) PART II
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Foxworthy, P T
  • Publication Date: 1973-2-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Indiana State Highway Commission
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM