Cracking of portland cement concrete pavements is a common, even expected, occurrence. To minimize potentially detrimental effects, it is necessary to understand mechanisms that might be used to explain such behavior so that measures may be developed and implemented to control the occurrence of such cracking. Several "theories" are discussed that might provide the mechanisms of pavement cracking. An alternate meachanism, based on fatigue loading of the concrete by temperature expansions-contrations, for the development of so-called D-cracking is offered.
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Deen, Robert C.; Havens, James H.; Rahal, Assaf S.; and Azevedo, Wm. Vernon, "Cracking in Concrete Pavement" (1979). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1036.