Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1970

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil Engineering

Abstract

An important structural consideration of rigid pavements is providing for expansion and contraction in the pavement. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the thermal expansion and contraction characteristics of a precast prestressed concrete composite pavement on U. S. Highway 14-Bypass near Brookings, South Dakota. Expansion and contraction measurements, obtained once every three months, and the corresponding temperatures were used to reach the objective. Precast prestressed concrete panels arranged transversely and longitudinally to the roadway will be considered. Present research on the U. S. Highway 14-Bypass composite pavement is part of a five-year cost and performance study. The research project is a cooperative research study sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Highways and the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Precast concrete construction

Prestressed concrete

Pavements

South Dakota State University Theses

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

66

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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