Field performance of crack and seat projects in Wisconsin

Title: Field performance of crack and seat projects in Wisconsin
Author(s): S. Owusu-Ababio, T. Nelson
Paper category : conference
Book title: Fourth International RILEM Conference on Reflective Cracking in Pavements - Research in Practice
Editor(s): A. O. Abd El Halim, D. A. Taylor
and El H. H. Mohamed
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-14-4
e-ISBN: 2351580265
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 357 - 366
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 3
Language: English

The problem of reflective cracking inherent in asphaltic concrete (AC) overlays on Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements is aesthetically objectionable and results in shortened pavement life and increased maintenance costs. Two main PCC slab fracture techniques, namely, Crack and Seat and Rubblization have been utilized to address the problem in Wisconsin since the early 1980s. An analysis of the field performance of AC overlaid Crack & Seat jointed plain concrete (JPC) and jointed reinforced concrete (JRC) pavements is presented. On the basis of the results of the analysis it is concluded that for Crack & Seat JRC pavements, soil condition alone may be adequate for predicting pavement service life. Service life prediction for the JPC pavements on the other hand, is dictated by a combination of soil condition and AC overlay thickness.

Online publication: 2009-12-23
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