A STUDY OF CONTROL OF PAVEMENT MOVEMENTS ADJACENT TO STRUCTURES

RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A LITERATURE SEARCH, A QUESTIONNAIRE TO THE STATES, AND THE OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS OF A FIELD STUDY TO DETERMINE THE EXTENSIVENESS OF PCC PAVEMENT ENCROACHMENT ON STRUCTURES. THE QUESTIONNAIRE ESTABLISHED THE FACT THAT STATES WITH LARGE MILEAGES OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTIES AND THAT MOST CUT RELIEF STRIPS INTO THE PAVEMENT TO GIVE THE PAVEMENT ROOM TO EXPAND. A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EACH STATES REMEDIAL MEASURES SHOWS THAT OTHER SPECIAL JOINT DESIGNS AND PAVEMENT LUGS ARE ALSO USED TO REDUCE THE DAMAGE. ATTEMPTS TO CORRELATE THE PREVALENCE OF THE PROBLEM WITH PRECIPITATION, TEMPERATURE, AND OTHER VARIABLES WERE LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL. APPROXIMATELY ONE-THIRD OF MISSISSIPPIS BRIDGES WERE CAREFULLY CHECKED AGAINST A LIST OF 20 ITEMS AND THE DAMAGE WAS CATEGORIZED. SUBSEQUENTLY A QUALITATIVE TYPE OF MULTIPLE CORRELATION WAS CONDUCTED AND IT WAS FOUND THAT THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE (1) INCREASES WITH THE NUMBER OF SPANS, (2) DECREASES WITH SKEWNESS, (3) IS MORE PREVALENT IN CERTAIN JOINT DESIGNS, (4) IS INVERSELY RELATED TO PAVEMENT CONDITION, (5) IS PRIMARILY MECHANICAL GROWTH CAUSED BY JOINT INFILTRATION, (6) IS APPARENTLY UNRELATED TO PAVEMENT GRADE, (7) CAN BE RELATED TO PAVEMENT DESIGN DETAILS OF THE PAST BUT IS INCONCLUSIVE IN ITS EFFECT, (8) AND APPEARS UNRELATED TO SOIL AND GEOLOGIC FACTORS. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/2/, BPR-7, STATE-12
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Mississippi, University

    P.O. Box 1848
    University, MS  United States  38677
  • Authors:
    • Henry, R L
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

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  • Accession Number: 00206317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1994 12:00AM