THE FULL SCALE CONCRETE PAVEMENT DESIGN EXPERIMENT AT ALCONBURY HILL HUNTINGDONSHIRE. PERFORMANCE DURING THE FIRST TEN YEARS

THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE DURING THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF EXPERIMENTAL CONCRETE PAVEMENTS LAID DURING 1957 ON THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF THE LONDON-EDINBURGH TRUNK ROAD. THE LENGTH OF ONE MILE COMPRISES 35 EXPERIMENTAL SECTIONS. TOTAL DAILY COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC HAS INCREASED DURING THE PERIOD OF OBSERVATION FROM 3,000 TO OVER 5,000 VEHICLES PER DAY. THE EFFECTS OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A CONCRETE ROAD ARE INVESTIGATED: THICKNESS OF CONCRETE, STRENGTH OF CONCRETE, THE AMOUNT OF REINFORCEMENT AND THE TYPE AND THICKNESS OF BASE. CONCLUSIONS RELATING TO EACH OF THESE FACTORS ARE REACHED. THE WHEEL-LOAD EQUIVALENCE FACTORS DERIVED FROM THE AASHO. ROAD TEST, CARRIED OUT IN THE U.S.A., ARE USED TO DRAW FURTHER CONCLUSIONS RELATING TO THE PROBABLE LIVES OF THE VARIOUS PAVEMENTS, AND IN PARTICULAR OF CONCRETE PAVEMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN IN ROAD NOTE NO. 29. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept Lr 193, 38 PP, 12 FIG, 4 TAB, 4 PHOT, 4 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, LONDON (UK)

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    Road Research Laboratory /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Nowak, J R
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1970 12:00AM