Recommended CitationChen, H., Y. Dere, E. D. Sotelino, and G. C. Archer. Mid-Panel Cracking of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements in Indiana. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2001/14. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2002. doi: 10.5703/1288284313269.
Portland cement concrete slabs are a common form of highway pavements in Indiana. As a result of their widespread use, the economic impact of their maintenance and life span is therefore tremendous. In Indiana, these types of pavements have been experiencing premature random transverse mid-panel cracking. This phenomenon has been observed under a variety of environmental and traffic conditions. Also, it has been found that the cracking occurs in conjunction with the opening of the lanes to traffic, within months of construction. In this project, a research synthesis was carried out to determine exactly what the current state of knowledge on random transverse mid-panel cracking of Portland cement concrete pavements. This was accomplished by means of a comprehensive literature review of published works and through a survey of other DOT's. In addition, preliminary analyses were carried out to help further understand and confirm the findings from the research synthesis.
Jointed, plain, concrete, pavements, mid-panel, random, transverse, cracking, finite element, analysis, SPR-2493
Joint Transportation Research Program
West Lafayette, IN
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