TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 637: Guidelines for Dowel Alignment in Concrete Pavements examines the effects of dowel misalignment on concrete pavement performance, and highlights measures for reducing misalignment and its adverse effect.
Appendixes A through D to NCHRP Report 637 are available online and provide detailed information on the literature review, laboratory and field test results, and finite element analysis.
Table of Contents
|1.2 Scope of Study||1-1|
|2.2 Dowel Misalignment Assessment||4-5|
|2.3 Research Approach||6-14|
|3.1 Field Testing||15-19|
|3.2 Laboratory Testing||20-22|
|3.3 Analytical Modeling||23-23|
|3.4 Pavement Performance Modeling||24-30|
|3.5 Examples of Application of The Equivalency Concept||31-33|
|4.2 Suggested Research||35-35|
|Attachment A - Recommended Guidelines for Dowel Alignment in Concrete Pavements||38-48|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||50-50|