The FHWA published the results of the Rigid Pavement Performance and Rehabilitation (RPPR) study in the following four volumes:
FHWA-RD-94-177: Volume I – Field Investigations
This volume describes the field data collection activities that were conducted under the study and also summarizes the individual performance of the 303 concrete pavement sections evaluated. Pertinent design and construction data are given for each project and key performance data are presented. Where available, 5-year performance trends are also summarized.
FHWA-RD-95-110: Volume II – Evaluation of Inservice Concrete Pavements
This volume examines the performance of the North American concrete pavement sections included in the study. This examination primarily consists of an evaluation of the effect of concrete pavement design features on concrete pavement performance. Design features investigated include slab thickness, joint spacing, joint orientation, load transfer, joint sealant, base type, drainage, shoulder type, reinforcement, and pavement type. The results of an examination of the backcalculation results are also presented, as are the significant findings of an evaluation conducted on the performance of European and Chilean concrete pavements.
FHWA-RD-95-111: Volume III – Improving Concrete Pavement Performance
This volume presents pavement performance prediction models that were developed from the data collected under this study. Prediction models are presented for transverse joint faulting (doweled and non-doweled), transverse cracking (JPCP and JRCP), transvers joint spalling (JPCP and JRCP), pavement serviceability (JPCP and JRCP), and pavement roughness (JPCP only.) Based on the results of the models and on the results of the field evaluation findings, guidelines for the improved design of concrete pavements are presented.
FHWA-RD-95-112: Volume IV – Appendixes
This volume includes supporting documentation for the research study. Summary tables containing design, construction and performance data for the 303 concrete pavement sections evaluated under this study are provided in Appendix A. Appendix B presents a summary report prepared on the performance of 96 European concreate pavement sections, while Appendix C presents a summary of report prepared on the performance of 21 concrete sections from Chile. Appendix D contains an annotated bibliography on experimental concrete pavement sections by State, and Appendix E provides a reprint of a paper describing the performance of sections constructed on permeable bases.
|FHWA-RD-94-177: Volume I – Field Investigations|
|FHWA-RD-95-110: Volume II – Evaluation of Inservice Concrete Pavements|
|FHWA-RD-95-111: Volume III – Improving Concrete Pavement Performance|
|FHWA-RD-95-112: Volume IV – Appendixes|