Prestressed Concrete Pavements. Volume 1. Dulles Test Road Instrumentation and Load Tests
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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This report describes the instrumentation of a prestressed concrete test road and the data obtained from a series of load tests conducted on the test road and presents an analysis of the data. The test road was constructed near Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C., by the Federal Highway Administration. Bison strain sensors and U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station and URS pressure cells were used to measure the strains, stresses, and deflections in the prestressed pavement, cement-treated base, and subgrade. Load tests were conducted using a truck to represent highway loads and a load cart with a simulated Boeing 747 aircraft gear to represent aircraft loads.
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