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

Mobile lab with Iowa State University Campanile

CP Tech Center's Mobile Concret Research Lab

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Project status

Completed

Start date: 02/01/03
End date: 12/01/07

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Project webpage: http://www.cptechcenter.org/research/research-initiatives/mco/

Report: Material and Construction Optimization for Prevention of Premature Pavement Distress in PCC Pavements, Phases I and II (2.6 mb pdf) September 2004

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About the research

Abstract: 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.