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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Recommended Design Requirements for Bridge Deck Joint Sealing Systems
Author(s): F. A. Braun and J. C. Thompson
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 545-560
Keywords: Control joints; performance; specifications; structural design.
Abstract:For a variety of reasons, one should anticipate that the performance specifications for expansion joints will become increasingly stringent. This paper attempts to consider the design implications of such specifications. The following desirable features and practical means of achieving them are discussed: i) continuous seals that can accommodate severe directional changes at curbs and walls, ii) fully radiused directional changes of the metal and polymeric components, iii) simple replacement procedures, and the ability to accommodate modifications for overlays, iv) fasteners which do not rely on friction to prevent impact or vibration induced slippage between components, and v) no reliance on adhesives for bond between the seal and metal components.
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