Proposed Recommended Practice for Design of Concrete Pavements


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Title: Proposed Recommended Practice for Design of Concrete Pavements

Author(s): ACI Committee 325

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 53

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 717-750

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 2/1/1957

Recommendations are presented for the design of rigid concrete pavements and bases based on practice proved successful in the United States. It offers comprehensive directions t,o design rigid airport and highway pavements or bases for conditions of climate, traffic, available construction materials and equipment, and construction methods of the United States. It includes recommendations for soil foundations, selection of slab dimensions, joints, and details, for reinforced or nonreinforced pavement. Recommendations for design of cement-stabilized bases, continuously reinforced pavement prestressed pavement, and rigid resurfacing are not included since their use has not yet developed a generally applicable practice. Design practices of all principal state and federal agencies concerned with paving have been reviewed and related within the limits recommended.