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Progress report of RILEM TC 157-PRC: Systems to Prevent Reflective Cracking in Pavements,

Title: Progress report of RILEM TC 157-PRC: Systems to Prevent Reflective Cracking in Pavements,
Author(s): L. Francken
Paper category : conference
Book title: 54th RILEM Week: General Conference of RILEM TC Chairmen, Summer School and AFGC-RILEM Seminar on Advances in Building Materials
Editor(s): RILEM
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2912143853
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 64 - 72
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 6
Language: English

Abstract: Crack reflection through a road structure is one of the main causes of premature pavement deterioration for which there is an increasing demand for cost effective and durable solutions. This problem was already addressed since 1989 by the RILEM TC97 GCR “Application of Geotextiles to crack prevention in roads” who started the two first RILEM RC international conferences on reflective cracking in pavements.
The RILEM TC 157 PRC was created in 1993 to further explore the possibilities of improving the crack resistance of road pavement with a wider range of products and technical solutions. This led to organise the third and fourth RILEM RC Conferences in 1996 and 2000. Many innovative systems recommended during the RC conferences are now commonly implemented, and the four proceedings of these conferences remain unmatched sources of information on the reflective cracking issue. The information gathered by the TC were exploited to finalise a state
of the art report that was published in 1997. This first comprehensive overview of the subject ever published is an essential reference for highway engineers. This paper summarises the activities of TC 157 PRC and presents some of the main topics presented in the RILEM report 18 together with some updated findings.

Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143853.013

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