This course looks at the Portland cement concrete overlay alternative and especially the design of overlays for existing composite (Portland cement and asphaltic cement concrete) pavements.
By the end of this course, the participant should be aware of ways to use existing deflection technology coupled with materials testing and a combination of existing overlay design methods to determine the design thickness of the Portland cement concrete overlay. The design methodology provides guidance on the evaluation of the existing pavement condition through the construction of the overlay. It also provides a structural analysis of various joint and widening patterns on the performance of such designs. This work provides the engineer with a Portland cement concrete overlay solution to composite pavements or conventional asphaltic concrete pavements that are in need of surface rehabilitation.
Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement TechnologyReview the quiz before studying the course.
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