RESEARCH ON CONCRETE ROAD CONSTRUCTION, RRL AND MINISTRY TESTS WITH SLIP-FORM PAVER

THE CAPABILITIES OF A SLIP-FORM PAVER FOR CONSTRUCTING CONCRETE ROADS TO BRITISH DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE ROAD RESEARCH LABORATORY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HIGHWAYS ENGINEERING DIVISION OF THE MINSTRY OF TRANSPORT. THE CROMWELL BY-PASS ON THE A1 IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WILL BE USED FOR THE FIRST FULL-WIDTH CONSTRUCTION BY THIS METHOD IN THE U. K. THE MAIN OBJECTS OF THE EXPERIMENT ARE /1/ TO DETERMINE SUITABLE FORMS OF EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION JOINTS FOR USE WITH EITHER REINFORCED OR UNREINFORCED CONCRETE, /2/ TO DETERMINE SUITABLE WAYS OF REINFORCING CONCRETE SLABS LAID BY SLIP-FORM PAVER, AND /3/ TO COMPARE THE COST OF REINFORCED AND UNREINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGNED TO HAVE EQUIVALENT PERFORMANCE USING THE BEST METHODS DEVELOPED FOR EACH TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION. ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCLUDED OF THE DESIGN OF THE SECTIONS UNDER TEST. THIS EXPERIMENT IS ALSO BRIEFLY MENTIONED IN CONTRACT JOURNAL 1965, 205 /4480/, 36; ENGINEERING, LONDON, 1965, 200 /5183/, 232. /SEE ALSO ABSTRACT NO. 3292./ /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol142, No 3931, MAY65, P 945, 1 FIG
  • Publication Date: 1965-5

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  • Accession Number: 00214583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1994 12:00AM