Performance Determination of Precast Concrete Slabs used for the Repair of Rigid Pavements

The primary objective of this research is to determine the effect of temperature variation on the mechanical performance of the severely damaged rigid pavements repaired using precast portland cement concrete (PCC) slabs. The secondary objective will be to study the synergistic impact of load induced and temperature induced stresses on the mechanical performance of the repaired sections. This objective will be achieved through subjecting the precast panels to accelerated field loading to monitor the decay of performance at certain load intervals. Additionally, the project will calibrate the current generation of the performance model based on the collected field data. Measured field data and calculated pavement responses will be used to develop performance degradation plots for each permutation of the experiment design. These performance plots provide a valuable resource for field practitioners to efficiently and economically select the best available combination of repair technique and leveling material with respect to climatic data.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Claros, German

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, El Paso

    Center for Transportation Research
    El Paso, TX  United States  78712-1075
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ashtiani, Reza

  • Start Date: 20130101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131214
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33453

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569114
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-017
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:46AM