Mechanistic-Empirical (M-E) Design Implementation & Monitoring for Rigid Pavements

Project Details
STATE

IL

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

07/01/15

END DATE

06/30/17

SPONSORS

IL DOT

KEYWORDS

Composite pavements, Continuously reinforced concrete pavements, Hot mix asphalt, Jointed plain concrete pavements, Mechanistic-empirical design, Mix design, Rigid pavements, Roller compacted concrete pavements, Ultra-thin whitetopping

Project description

The objective of this project is to first provide Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with technical research support in adjusting, implementing, and monitoring activities associated with their rigid pavement design methods specifically jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP), continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP), ultra-thin whitetopping (UTW), and composite pavements (hot mix asphalt/portland cement concrete [HMA/PCC] and hot mix asphalt/roller compacted concrete [HMA/RCC]). The second major objective is to develop mixture design and constituent guidelines for RCC in order to achieve the same long-term performance as JPCP. Finally, this project will provide research and technical services to IDOT on rigid pavement design, analysis, construction, and material issues as needed.
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