PERFORMANCE OF CONTINOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT IN TEXAS - REPORT 46-8 (F),

INFORMATION IS SUMMARIZED THAT HAS BEEN GATHERED BY THE STATE RESEARCHERS TO EXPLAIN THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. SEVEN PREVIOUS REPORTS ON THE PROJECT PRESENT GREATER DETAILS ABOUT THE VARIABLES STUDIED. VARIOUS PHASES HAVE INCLUDED LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, FIELD EXPERIMENTS WITH SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED AND INSTRUMENTED SECTIONS, AND OBSERVATIONS OF NUMEROUS PAVEMENTS IN SERVICE. INDEPENDENT VARIABLES INCLUDED CLIMATE, SUBBASES, SUBGRADES, THICKNESSES, STEEL PATTERNS, AND CONCRETE. THE OBSERVED DEPENDENT VARIABLES - STEEL STRAIN, DEFLECTION, CRACK PATTERN, PUMPING, AND TRAFFIC - WERE USED TO EXPLAIN PERFORMANCE. EMPIRICAL EQUATIONS ARE DERIVED AND CAN BE USED FOR DESIGNING THICKNESS AND STEEL BUT ARE OF LIMITED APPLICATION. NUMEROUS CONCLUSIONS ARE PRESENTED IN TERMS OF THE EFFECTS OF THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES ON EACH OF THE FIVE DEPENDENT VARIABLES. JUSTIFICATION FOR SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS WERE PRESENTED IN THE EARLIER REPORTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr - 1/7/, STATE NO 46
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Treybig, H J
  • Publication Date: 1968-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1994 12:00AM