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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-052
Date: April 1998

 

Design and Construction of PCC Pavements Volume I: Summary of Design Features and Construction Practices That Influence Performance of Pavements

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FOREWARD

This report documents recommendations for the design and construction of portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. The recommendations were derived from the analysis of Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) data.
 
The positive outcomes of this study are the recommendations for improving PCC pavement design and the development of prediction models to be used in pavement design and management. Most of the performance models developed are mechanistic-based, and this is expected to provide expanded capabilities for considering the effects of load- and climate-related stresses on PCC pavement performance. The development of mechanistic-based models agrees with current trends of upgrading the pavement design and evaluation process through the use of mechanistic-based design methods.
 
This report is important to everyone who designs, constructs, and manages pavements.

Charles J. Nemmers, P. E.
Director
Office of Engineering
Research and Development

Notice

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 essential to the object of the document.

 


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