pdf 125mm TripStop Freeze Thaw Test Report Popular


This report presents the findings of freeze / thaw tests on TS125X TripStopTM PVC joiners. These tests were conducted in the Heavy Structures Laboratory of the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. A full-scale prototype residential concrete pavement (footpath / sidewalk) 5m long, 1.5m wide and 125mm thick was cast on a steel testing frame. The testing frame was designed in such a way that the formwork can be removed from underneath the concrete slabs and the slabs can be jacked up from virtually any point – to simulate various scenarios of tree root invasion and soil expansion / movement.