PCC Thickness Optimization

Project Details
STATE

MN

SOURCE

NC2

START DATE

09/01/08

END DATE

06/01/13

RESEARCHERS

Tom Burnham, MnDOT; Bernard Izevbekhai, MnDOT

SPONSORS

MN

KEYWORDS

design, MnROAD, thin concrete pavement

Project description

This study was designed to determine the minimum concrete pavement thickness that provides satifactory performance when subjected to accelerated heavy traffic loadings. MnROAD test Cells 113-513, with design thicknesses ranging from 5 to 6.5 inches, were load by interstate traffic for 4.5 years. Answered question: "How thin can you go?"
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