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Accession Number PB2013-103268
Title Evaluation of Long-Life Concrete Pavement Practices for Use in Florida, Summary.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 1p
Personal Author D. Verdugo M. Tia O. Kwon
Abstract In this project, University of Florida researchers studied designs and construction practices for long-life concrete pavements suitable for Florida. The researchers divided their work into four parts: simulating long-life pavement designs; evaluating drainage issues; evaluating performance-related factors; and examining life-cycle costs of concrete pavements in Florida. Models based on the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) were used to evaluate the effects of various design factors on pavement performance. Researchers also conducted a literature review of current long-life pavement practices in other states and countries.
Keywords Concrete pavement
Concrete slab thickness
Critical stress analysis
Elastic modulus
Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements(JPCP)
Life cycle cost analysis
Long-Term Pavement Performance(LTPP)
Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide(MEPDG)
Pavement designs
Stress-to-strenth ratio

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 89C - Construction Management & Techniques
89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
Corporate Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Summary rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number BDK75-977-48

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