Considerations in the Design of Jointed Concrete Pavements

Paper by SMITH PESBKIN DARTER from ISCR 6th 1990

This paper provides considerations, recommendations, and guidelines on the design of jointed concrete pavements. These are based on the field performance results of 95 inservice con-crete pavement sections, on the results of a literature review,and on the experience of the authors. Key considerations in thedesign of concrete pavements are highlighted to provide thedesigner with an awareness of the influence of different factorson concrete pavement performance. Where appropriate or pos-sible, recommendations are offered on key areas of concretepavement design where guidance has been lacking in the past,such as the selection of base type, the determination of jointspacing, and the need for load transfer devices.

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