PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

DESIGN INVESTIGATIONS AND LIMITED TESTING OF MODEL AND PROTOTYPE SLABS INDICATE THAT PRESTRESSED PAVEMENTS PERMIT A MORE EFFICIENT USE OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN TERMS OF REQUIRED PAVEMENT THICKNESS. PRESTRESSED PAVEMENTS CAN BE DESIGNED WITH FEWER JOINTS AND WITH LESS PROBABILITY OF CRACKING THAN CONVENTIONAL RIGID PAVEMENTS, THEREBY PROMISING EXTENDED PAVEMENT LIFE AND REDUCED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS. INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IS PRESENTED. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DEVELOPED ON PLANNING, DESIGN, AND AREAS OF ENGINEERING INVESTIGATION AND RESEARCH. MINIMUM TESTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR EXPERIMENTAL HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS. DESIGN VARIABLES ARE DISCUSSED WITH FACTORS AFFECTING DESIGN.

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  • Publication Date: 1963

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  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM