Material and Construction Optimization for Prevention of Premature Pavement Distress in PCC Pavements, Phases I and II

Project Status

Completed

Start Date: 02/01/2003
End Date: 12/01/2007

Researcher(s)

Principal Investigator(s)

Sponsor(s)/Partner(s)

  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • American Concrete Pavement Association
  • Concrete paving industry
  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Lousiana Department of Transportation
  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • North Dakota Department of Transportation
  • Nebraska Department of Roads
  • New York State Department of Transportation
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • South Dakota Department of Transportation
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Publications

About the Research

The objectives of this five-year Transportation Pooled Fund study are to evaluate conventional and new technologies and procedures for testing concrete and concrete materials to prevent material and construction problems that could lead to premature concrete pavement distress, and to develop a suite of tests that provides a comprehensive method of ensuring long-term pavement performance. A preliminary suite of tests to ensure long-term pavement performance has been developed. Shadow construction projects are being conducted to evaluate the preliminary suite of tests. A mobile concrete testing laboratory has been designed and equipped to facilitate the shadow projects. The results of the project are being compiled in a user-friendly field manual, which will be available by summer 2006.

Mobile lab with Iowa State University Campanile

CP Tech Center's Mobile Concret Research Lab