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The stresses in rigid pavement are due to ________

(a) restrained temperature only

(b) external loads only

(c) frost action only

(d) restrained temperature, external loads and frost action

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Question is from Design of Rigid Pavements topic in section Design of Flexible & Rigid Pavement of Geotechnical Engineering II

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Right choice is (d) restrained temperature, external loads and frost action

Easiest explanation: The factors affecting stresses in rigid pavements are broadly placed in four categories:

Stresses due to restrained temperature and moisture deformation

 Stresses due to external loads

 Stresses due to volume changes of supporting material and frost action

 Stresses due to continuity of sub-grade support.

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