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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-127
Date: October 1998
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This report documents the results of analysis of site conditions, design features, and construction practices that influence the performance of portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. The analysis was done using Long Term Pavement (LTPP) data.
The positive outcomes of this study are the recommendations for improving PCC pavement design. This report discusses the effect of various site-conditions on the development and progression of several common PCC pavement distresses. It also documents how to minimize distress through the use of design features and construction techniques.
This report is important to everyone who designs, constructs and manages pavements.
Charles J. Nemmers, P.E., Director
Office of Engineering, Research and Development
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.
The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.
Topics: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials
Keywords: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials, Canonical discriminant analysis, analysis of variance, concrete pavements, performance classification, design, roughness, distress
TRT Terms: research, facilities, transportation, highway facilities, roads, parts of roads, pavements