Rigid Road or Rigid Pavement

Friday, October 4, 2013 18:42
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Rigid Road or Rigid Pavement

Rigid pavement composed of a PCC surface course. Such pavements are substantially “stiffer” than flexible pavements due to the high modulus of elasticity of the PCC material.  

typical detail of road section rigid pavement

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  • Further, these pavements can have reinforcing steel, which is generally used to reduce or eliminate joints.
  • Because of its relative rigidity, the pavement structure distributes loads over a wide area with only one, or at most two, structural layers.
  • This type of pavement can serve 20 to 40 years with little or no maintenance or rehabilitation and often used in urban and high traffic areas.
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