Skip to contentUnited States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration FHWA Home
Research Home   |   Pavements Home
REPORT
This report is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-127
Date: October 1998

 

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

PDF Version (35.5 MB)

PDF files can be viewed with the Acrobat® Reader®

FOREWARD

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 Performance (LTPP) data.

The positive outcomes of this study are the recommendations for improving FCC pavement design. This report discusses the effect of various site conditions on the development and progression of several common FCC 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

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.