Early Detection of Joint Distress in Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (PCCP) have shown the potential to deteriorate at joints. While ongoing research is being conducted to determine the mechanisms that contribute to this deterioration, it has been identified (SPR 3200) that water/fluid saturation is a primary cause. It has been shown (ISB, SPR 3523) that specific sealers can slow the penetration of fluids and extend the life of the concrete pavement. Currently however the damage becomes visible at a point that is too late to enable the use of potential repairs. This research investigates the use of methods to determine which joints may be susceptible to damage. In doing so it is believed that corrective actions can be taken to cost-effectively extend the life of the pavement.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harris, Dwayne

      Weiss, Jason

    • Start Date: 20110801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32618

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01560218
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3623
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 10 2015 1:00AM