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Concrete Mixture Properties to Optimize Concrete Pavement Performance Using the MEPDG

The ability to more fully consider the effect of portland cement concrete (PCC) mixture ingredients and composition on long-term performance is necessary for designing pavements for performance. The new Mechanistic–Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) provides an opportunity to consider the effect of...

Long-Life Concrete Pavements in Europe and Canada (FHWA-PL-07-027)

Long-life concrete pavements require less frequent repair and rehabilitation and contribute to highway safety and congestion mitigation. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program sponsored a scanning study to identify design...

Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) Design and Construction Guide

The purpose of this Guide is to provide Caltrans and consultant pavement engineers with a uniform, streamlined process for designing continuously reinforced concrete pavements on Caltrans-approved projects. The Guide also addresses related topics that the pavement engineer needs for...

Best Practices of Concrete Pavement Transition Design and Construction (FHWA/TX-07/0-5320-1)

This project involves most types of transitions that consist of a variety of joint combinations and slab configurations. In many instances, the performance of the transition areas may become the focal area for maintenance due to improper design or construction that...

Accelerated Pavement Testing of Extended Life CRCP Sections (FHWA-IL-UI-289)

Ten CRCP sections were built at the ATREL full-scale testing facility, with five sections being tested under accelerated traffic loading conditions and five sections evaluated for induced transverse cracks. The opening and closing of cracks was measured at several transverse cracks,...

Fiber in CRCP (FHWA/TX-07/0-4392-2)

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) is a major form of highway pavement in Texas due to its increase in ride quality, minimal maintenance, and extended service life. However, CRCP may sometimes experience pavement distress that results in early failure, either due...

Crack spacing and crack width investigation from experimental CRCP sections

Crack width (CW) and crack spacing (CS) data from full-scale continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) test sections were collected and analyzed for this study. In order to compare CWs obtained under different temperature conditions, the CRCP CW model presented...

Mechanism and Modeling of Transverse Cracking Development in Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement

The relationship between the initiation and spacing of transverse cracking in continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) and transverse steel reinforcement has been investigated. Field evaluations of CRCP test sections included surface condition inspection using digital video, ground penetrating radar...

First Experiences with Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) in Canada

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). Since the early 1990s, the design of every type of pavement has been impacted by a major turnaround in Québec Transport Ministry (MTQ) standards. The main focus of this turnaround has...

Dutch Design Tool for Jointed and Continuously Reinforced Concrete Road Pavements

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). Almost all jointed concrete pavements in the Netherlands, varying from low volume country roads to dual carriage motorways, are designed with the ‘Vencon 1.0’ program. The program needed to be upgraded...