Wear Resistant Concrete for Pavements


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Title: Wear Resistant Concrete for Pavements

Author(s): Nils Pederson

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 10

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 53-58

Keywords: aggregates; concrete pavements; damage; high-strength concretes; dust; wear; General

Date: 8/1/1988

A special test rig that simulates 10 years' traffic with 10,000 ADT within 1 week was used to determine factors that strongly influence rutting resistance in concrete pavement, an important consideration in Norway, where studded tires are used throughout the long winter season. These factors include strength, aggregate and sand type, air entrainment, and condensed silica fume. Tests are continuing to optimize all variables to achieve the highest possible resistance for the lowest cost.