Physico-mechanical properties and load transfer efficiency of RCC pavement

Antonio Nanni, Dennis A. Ludwig, James E. Shoenberger

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In an RCC demonstration project that consisted of a 1525-ft-(465-m)-long roadway and a 100 × 39-ft (30 × 12-m) parking lot, the effect of several construction parameters on physico-mechanical properties of the pavement and the had transfer efficiency at its joints and cracks were investigated. This paper reports experimental results on lay-down and final densities as affected by paver speed and rolling pattern, the strength of laboratory-made specimens using the vibratory hammer method as a function of mixes with slightly different aggregate gradations, cracking patterns at 7 months from construction as affected by saw-cut joint spacing, and load transfer efficiency at natural cracks and saw-cut joints. Overall, the results fall within the expectations of the program and confirm the suitability of current construction practices for RCC paving applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-361
Number of pages6
JournalACI Materials Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Cracking
  • Density
  • Joints
  • Load transfer
  • Roller-compacted concrete (RCC)
  • Rolling
  • Strength
  • Vibratory hammer
  • Weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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