Improved Performance of Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements (JPCP) through a Better Awareness of Drying Shrinkage

Project Details
STATE

PA

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

04/12/13

END DATE

12/31/13

RESEARCHERS

University of Pittsburgh

SPONSORS

PA DOT

KEYWORDS

Concrete pavements, Curing agents, Drying, Early age, Jointed plain concrete pavements, Mix design, Shrinkage, Specifications

Project description

The purpose of this project is to define the early-age and long-term effects of drying shrinkage on the performance of Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements (JPCP) for Pennsylvania mixture designs and construction and curing practices and to provide suggested revisions to specifications so that optimal performance can be achieved.
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