In recent years, advances in the technology of Ultra Thin Reinforced Concrete Pavements (UTRCPs) have led to more cost-effective, durable, and labour-efficient construction. The newest developments in UTRCP construction have paved the way for practical applications. This article will describe the development of UTRCPs and the refinements made in order to implement them successfully in the field.
A major benefit of UTRCPs is their ability to be used in lane widenings. In urban areas, 50 mm UTRCPs are a viable option, as existing utility services can be left in place. These applications are also beneficial for rural, and other low-volume areas. The technology reduces the cost of the base layer, making them competitive with conventional surfacing.
The concept of UTRCP is relatively new, but it has been widely used in Europe. It has been reported at the 5th International CROW workshop in Istanbul (2004). In recent studies, it has been tested on natural gravel and cement-treated natural materials. In laboratory testing, UTRC has had structural lives ranging from five million axles to 90 million.
ULTRA THIN REINFORCE CONCRETE PAVEMENTS – PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS ULTRA THIN REINFORCD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS — TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS ULTRA THIN REINFORCTED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS INCLUDES a practical description of how ULTRA THIN REINFORCMENTS are used in real-world scenarios. The book describes the development of new technologies in this field and their advantages.