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Construction, Instrumentation, and Testing of Fast-Setting Hydraulic Cement Concrete in Palmdale, California


This report details the fast-setting hydraulic cement concrete (FSHCC) field construction. instrumentation, and strength testing of the field heavy vehicle simulator (HVS) test site on State Route 14 near Palmdale, California, which took place from June 5-18, 1998. This research was conducted as part of the California Accelerated Pavement Testing Program (CAL/APT) to look at the Caltrans proposed long-life pavement rehabilitation strategies (LLPRS). The project work included installation of internal (embedded in the pavement) and external pavement instrumentation, construction material sampling and testing, full-scale accelerated pavement testing on the field-constructed FSHCC pavements using Caltrans Heavy Vehicle Simulator No. 2 (HVS2), and monitoring of the loaded and unloaded test sections with respect to dynamic and environmental loading. The project work also included a laboratory component to validate the field HVS results, as well as computer modeling and analysis. 


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