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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: Strengthening Prestressed Concrete Pavement
Author(s): Michel Sargious and Amir Bissada
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 920-925
Keywords: bearing capacity; bond (concrete to concrete) ; concrete pavements; prestressed concrete; repairs; resurfacing; runways; strength; stresses; subgrades; temperature.
Abstract:Load-deflection measurements obtained from full scale plate-bearing tests were analyzed and compared with theoretical calculated values to evaluate the strength of a section of the prestressed concrete runway of Kuwait International Airport. Total length o the runway consisted of 13 such sections, each about 278 m (912.7 ft) 1g. on Results showed that the bearing capacity of the section’s central part was weaker than the required value. A method was established to strengthen the existing pavement with a concrete overlay directly bonde to the prestressed pavement.
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