Development of Local Calibration Factors and Design Criteria Values for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design

A mechanistic-empirical (ME) pavement design procedure allows for analyzing and selecting pavement structures based on predicted distress progression resulting from stresses and strains within the pavement over its design life. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been working toward implementing...

Innovative Structural and Material Design for CRCP (IL Tollway RFP #14-01)

With the reconstruction of the central Tri-State corridor (I-294) planned for 2020-2022, a concrete pavement with an extended performance life, minimal maintenance, exceptional smoothness, and superb concrete durability is required. Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) offers these options and...

Investigation of Field Corrosion Performance and Bond/Development Length of Galvanized Reinforcing Steel

In reinforced concrete systems, ensuring that a good bond between the concrete and the embedded reinforcing steel is critical to long-term structural performance. Without good bond between the two, the system simply cannot behave as intended. The bond strength...

Evaluation of the Benefits of Diamond Grinding of CRCP: Final Report (FHWA/TX-13/5-9046-01-1)

This report outlines the testing and evaluation of a continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) on IH35W near Fort Worth rehabilitated using diamond grinding instead of applying an asphalt overlay to extend the serviceability of the old concrete pavement. Surface macrotexture, skid,...

Using Existing Pavement in Place and Achieving Long Life

The goal of this project was to develop reliable procedures and guidelines for identifying when existing pavements can be used in place and the methods necessary to incorporate the original material into the new pavement structure while achieving long...

Analysis of LTPP Concrete Pavement Sections: JCP & CRCP

Presented at the 8th TxDOT-CCT Concrete Conference in September 2014. Presenter: Feng Hong, PhD, PE

Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of CRCP Design Features: Terminal Joints, Construction Joints, Stabilized Subbase Erosion Resistance, and Mix Design

SUMMARY OF PROBLEM: Continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP) have the highest initial cost, but several aspects of pavement design and construction could be revised to reduce the cost while still providing the benefits of low maintenance costs during service...

Use of Concrete Pavement Overlays on U.S. 58 in Virginia (VCTIR 14-R16)

Asphalt overlays are typically used to extend the life of continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) because they can be placed in one or more layers while traffic uses the adjacent lane and can be opened to traffic in a short...

Update on TXCRCP-ME Design Program

Presented at the TxDOT Construction, Pavements, and Materials Conference in March 2014. Presenter: Andy Naranjo, P.E.

Updates on Rigid Pavement Research

Presented at the TxDOT Construction, Pavements, and Materials Conference in March 2014. Presenter: Moon Won, P.E.