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Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

Technology Transfer, Delivery, and Implementation of Best Practices for Jointed Concrete Pavements

Image: D-cracking on a pavement surface

D-cracking, a progressive distress associated with the use of coarse limestone aggregates that, when critically saturated, physically break down under repeated freeze-thaw cycles (Image: Jim Grove)

Image: Close up of an aggregate pop-out on a concrete pavement surface showing resulting damage about five times the size of a penny

Popout on a concrete surface (Image: Xuhao Wang/National CP Tech Center)

Image: Pavement cracking resembling the pattern lines on a road map

Map cracking commonly seen with freeze-thaw damage (Image: Lawrence Sutter/Michigan Technological University)

Image: Exudate in a map crack near a quarter placed next to it

Exudate in map crack (Image: Lawrence Sutter/Michigan Technological University)

Image: Close-up of decicer scaling on the surface of a concrete slab

Close-up of deicer scaling on the surface of a concrete slab (Image: Lawrence Sutter/Michigan Technological University)


Principal investigators:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 09/03/11
End date: 09/02/17


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Sponsor(s): Federal Highway Administration

About the research


A continuing challenge to the concrete paving industry is the ever present need to implement new technologies as they are proven, coupled with the need to educate new employees throughout the industry about best practices. The object of this project is to help meet this need by conducting technology transfer, delivery, and implementation of best practices for jointed concrete pavements. Activities are focused on these topics: