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Should engineers design acute angle for concrete pavement?

Should engineers design acute angle for concrete pavement?

The stress induced in acute angle corners of concrete pavement is far much higher than that in right-angle corners of the pavement. For instance, concrete pavement corner of acute angle of 70o induces stresses about 50% more than the stress induced by an angle of 90o. As a result, corners of concrete pavement should not be designed with acute angles to avoid corner cracking. If it is necessary to adopt acute angles for concrete pavement, special reinforcement has to be provided to strengthen these corners.

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This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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Kanwarjot Singh

Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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