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Concrete pavement on geotextile

  • As investigations by BASt have shown, a bond between concrete surfaces and bases may be a disadvantage when water penetrates via joints and from the sides if the bond becomes partially detached at an early stage. Free water may penetrate into the area between the concrete surface and the base and build up in areas where the bond is still intact. The high pressure caused by lorry wheels rolling over the pavement causes hydrodynamic pumping. This creates very high flow speeds with considerable corrosion power. This results in the base course surface being eroded in the areas where heavy vehicles drive over the road and may even lead to water and fine particles from the base courses being expelled through the longitudinal joints between the pavement slab and the lower hard shoulder or first overtaking lane. The erosion of the base leads unavoidably to the bearing conditions deteriorating and increased loading of the concrete surface. Cracks may occur and, later stepping-off and tilting of the plates components. This significantly deteriorates the evenness and consequently the service value of the road. This finally leads to a reduction in the service life of the concrete surface. To avoid such damage water which has penetrated must be able to lose pressure and to then seep away. A possible solution is: A nonwoven fabric substance between concrete suface and bound base course. This construction method has proved himselve on numerous test road sections and were rightly included in the new Codes of Practice for the Standardisation of the Upper Structure of Traffic-Bearing Surfaces (Richtlinien für die Standardisierung des Oberbaues von Verkehrsflächen- RStO).

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Author:Stefan Höller, Peter Sulten
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2018/11/12
Release Date:2018/11/12
Tag:Bauweise; Beton; Betonstraße (Oberbau); Geotextil; Oberbau; Tragschicht; Wasser
Concrete; Construction method; Geotextile; Pavement; Rigid pavement; Roadbase; Water
Source:Third European Geosynthetics Conference 2004, Vol. 1, S. 249-254
Institutes:Abteilung Straßenbautechnik / Abteilung Straßenbautechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 22 Entwurf von Verkehrsinfrastruktur
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 52 Bau von Oberbauten und Decken

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