Wearability of PC Concrete Pavement Finishes

by Alvin H. Meyer, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 3, Pg. 719-731

Document Type: Journal Paper


Loss of surface texture due to wear in highway pavements results in loss of skid resistance and thereby a reduction in potential safety. The wearability (the resistance to wear) of a concrete pavement surface is a function of the type of texture initially imparted to the surface, the type of aggregates used, and the manner in which the pavement is finished and cured. Four surface textures with variations, two coarse aggregates, two fine aggregates, and three methods of curing were examined using a laboratory test track. Results are being incorporated in field studies.

Subject Headings: Concrete pavements | Aggregates | Load and resistance factor design | Skid resistance | Curing | Laboratory tests | Field tests | Highways and roads

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