PAVEMENT PROFILE SURVEYS TO CORRELATE MICHIGAN DESIGN PRACTICE WITH SERVICE BEHAVIOR

THE CORRELATION OF MICHIGAN PAVEMENT DESIGN WITH SERVICE BEHAVIOR AS DEVELOPED FROM PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE SURVEYS IS PRESENTED. SUCH SURVEYS, INITIATED IN 1925, SERVE AS THE PRIMARY BASIS OF PAVEMENT DESIGN AND EMPHASIZE SOIL CONDITIONS, DRAINAGE, MOISTURE, SUSCEPTIBILITY, FROST ACTION, AND CLIMATIC ENVIRONMENT AS CONTROLLING FACTORS IN PAVEMENT DESIGN. METHODS DEVISED IN RECENT YEARS FOR MORE PRECISE EVALUATION OF PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE ARE DESCRIBED. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF STRUCTURAL CONTINUITY AND RIDING QUALITY ARE DISCUSSED AS INTEGRATED MEASURES OF PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE. A CONTINUITY RATIO BASED ON THE CRACKING PATTERN OF CONCRETE PAVEMENTS AND A ROUGHNESS INDEX TAKEN FROM ACCURATELY RECORDED PAVEMENT PROFILES ARE ANALYZED AS QUANTITATIVE MEASURES OF PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE. A TRUCK- MOUNTED PAVEMENT PROFILOMETER USED IN THESE SURVEYS IS DESCRIBED. TYPICAL EXAMPLES ARE PRESENTED FROM SOME 1,500 MI OF PAVEMENT PROFILES OBTAINED IN 1958 TO SHOW THE RELATION BETWEEN DESIGN PRACTICE AND PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE AND TO BRING OUT THE PROMISING POSSIBILITIES OF MEASURING PAVEMENT BEHAVIOR UNDER ACTUAL SERVICE CONDITIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 38, pp 149-182, 18 FIG, 2 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Housel, W S
    • Stockstad, O L
    • Hveem, F N
  • Discussers:
    • Tremper, B
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 5-9, 1959
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM