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Title:Aggregate Interlock Behavior of Large Crack Width Concrete Joints in PCC Airport Pavements
Author(s):Wattar, Samer Wassim
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Barenberg, Ernest J.
Department / Program:Civil Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Abstract:A total of thirty-seven bench top tests were conducted. The experimental results indicate that crack width, aggregate type and gradation are the major factors influencing behavior. The surface roughness characteristics for all the joint types tested were successfully measured using digital image analysis. An analytical model for predicting the monotonic and cyclic behavior of the river gravel joint of large crack width is developed. An significant finding from this study is that it is unlikely that fatigue failure of an aggregate interlock joint will occur during the service life of the airport pavement for the specific type of joint tested, even for a crack width as large as 0.08 inch.
Issue Date:2001
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:278 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/83161
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3017246
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001


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