THICKNESS DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR BITUMINOUS RESURFACING OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

THE PERFORMANCES OF 89 RESURFACED PCC PAVEMENTS WERE ANALYZED RELATIVE TO THE PERFORMANCE EXPECTED FROM NEW RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS. THE ANALYSIS HAS LED TO A RESURFACING DESIGN PROCEDURE BASED ON A MODIFICATION OF THE CURRENTLY USED ILLINOIS RIGID PAVEMENT DESIGN PROCEDURE. THIS NEW PROCEDURE ALLOWS THE DESIGNER TO EVALUATE THE ANTICIPATED FUTURE TRAFFIC, THE EXISTING SUBGRADE SUPPORT, AND THE THICKNESS OF THE EXISTING PAVEMENT COMPONENTS TO SELECT THE REQUIRED RESURFACING THICKNESS. IN ADDITION, A MAXIMUM REALISTIC DESIGN LIFE OF 15 YEARS WAS ESTABLISHED FROM AN ANALYSIS OF THE ACTUAL SERVICE LIVES OF 64 RESURFACED PAVEMENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  USA  62764
  • Authors:
    • Elliott, R P
  • Publication Date: 1971

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00210465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No Ihr-28
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1972 12:00AM