Ultrathin Portland Cement Concrete Overlay Extended Evaluation, Construction Report, TR-432, 2000

(2000) Ultrathin Portland Cement Concrete Overlay Extended Evaluation, Construction Report, TR-432, 2000. Transportation, Department of


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In recent years, ultra-thin whitetopping (UTW) has evolved as a viable rehabilitation technique for deteriorated asphalt cement concrete (ACC) pavement. Numerous UTW projects have been constructed and tested, enabling researchers to identify key elements contributing to their successful performance. These elements include foundation support, interface bonding condition, portland cement concrete (PCC) overlay thickness, synthetic fiber reinforcement usage, joint spacing, and joint sealing. The interface bonding condition is the most important of these elements. It enables the pavement to act as a composite structure, thus reducing tensile stresses and allowing an ultra-thin PCC overlay to perform as intended. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) UTW project (HR-559) initiated UTW in Iowa. The project is located on Iowa Highway 21 between Iowa Highway 212 and U.S. Highway 6 in Iowa County, near Belle Plaine, Iowa. The objective of this research was to investigate the interface bonding condition between an ultra-thin PCC overlay and an ACC base over time, considering the previously mentioned variables. This research lasted for five years, at which time it was extended an additional five years. The new phase of the project was initiated by removing cracked panels existing in the 2-inch thick PCC sections and replacing them with three inches of PCC. The project extension (TR 432) will provide an increased understanding of slab bonding conditions over a longer period, as well as knowledge regarding the behavior of the newly rehabilitated areas. In order to accomplish the goals of the project extension, Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) testing will continue to be conducted. Laboratory testing, field strain gage implementation, and coring will no longer be conducted. This report documents the planning and construction of the rehabilitation of HR 559 and the beginning of TR 432 during August of 1999.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt cement, Asphalt concrete, Base course (Pavements), Bonding, Budgeting, Cracking, Deflection, Evaluation, Fibers, Installation, Overlays (Pavements), Pavement design, Performance, Portland cement concrete, Rehabilitation (Maintenance), Slabs, Surface course (Pavements), Test sections, Thickness, Ultra-thin whitetopping
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation > Pavements > Concrete
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 17217
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 13 Jun 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 19:55
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17217