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TechBrief: LTPP Data analysis: Frequently asked questions about joint faulting with answers from LTPP

Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Rigid Pavement

Description: The document is a compilation of a series of FAQs on joint faulting and covers material, base, load transfer design, construction, and climatic issues that affect joint faulting. Faulting patterns are classified as good, normal, and bad performance based on empirically derived equations.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-RD-97-101

Publication Year: 1997

Document Links: PDF (file size: 1 mb)

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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