High Performance Concrete Materials For Pavement Structures
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D. G. Goulias
The increasing loading conditions on highway pavements requires the use of longer lasting materials and pavement structures. Thus, highway agencies around the world are searching for improved i) pavement materials and design methods, and ii) construction techniques. Recently, significant emphasis on concrete pavement construction in the U.S. generated the need for carrying out accelerated and systematic studies for developing high performance concrete pavements. This paper presents current efforts in this area and the expected benefits on pavement performance from the use of high performance concrete mixtures. Specifically, the design, behavior and performance of concrete materials for pavement structures is presented along with the expected benefits. The paper also provides an overview of currently ongoing activities in the U.S. for developing high performance concrete pavements.