A SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH FEATURES OF FLEXIBLE-TYPE BITUMINOUS ROADS

THE FUNCTION OF A BITUMINOUS ROAD SURFACE OF THE FLEXIBLE TYPE IS TO CARRY THE WHEEL LOADS OF VEHICLES WITHOUT FAILURE OF THE BITUMINOUS WEARING COURSE, THE BASE COURSE OR THE SUBGRADE. THESE THREE COMPONENT PARTS OF A FLEXIBLE-TYPE BITUMINOUS ROAD ARE INTERDEPENDENT AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH EFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WHOLE. IT IS APPARENT THAT THE FLEXIBLE-TYPE BITUMINOUS ROAD OFFERS A FERTILE FIELD FOR FUTURE RESEARCH. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST FEW YEARS JUSTIFIES THE EXPECTATION THAT FURTHER RAPID PROGRESS WILL BE MADE IN ADVANCING OUR KNOWLEDGE OF SUBGRADES, BASES AND BITUMINOUS WEARING COURSES. THE MOST URGENT NEED IS FOR RESEARCHES AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RATIONAL METHOD OF DESIGN OF THE ROAD STRUCTURE AS A WHOLE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, ParT II, PP 9-13, 103-106
  • Authors:
    • Kelley, E F
    • Gage, R B
    • Allen, H
    • STANTON, T E
  • Discussers:
    • Hubbard, P
  • Publication Date: 1935

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 6-7, 1934. Part II: A Symposium on Research Features of Flexible-Type Bituminous Roads
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM