PAVEMENT PUMPING CORRELATED WITH TRAFFIC LOADS

THE NUMBER OF PAVEMENTS AFFECTED BY PUMPING ACTION HAS INCREASED FROM ALMOST NONE IN 1940 TO 12% IN 1947. THE NUMBER OF TRUCK AXLE LOAD AND GROSS LOAD LAW VIOLATIONS HAS ALSO INCREASED GREATLY DURING THIS TIME, INDICATING THAT MUCH OF THE PAVEMENT PUMPING HAS BEEN CAUSED BY OVERLOADS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF PRESENT LAWS WOULD DO MUCH TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF RIGID PAVEMENT FAILURES, AND THAT RESEARCH SHOULD BE INITIATED IMMEDIATELY TO DETERMINE THE DESTRUCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF REPETITIVE 10,000 LB. AXLE LOADS AS WELL AS DIFFERENT SPACING OF AXLES CARRYING 18,000 LB. LOADS AND PAVEMENT DESIGNS TO WITHSTAND HEAVIER LOADS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, pp 209 - 231, 9 FIG, 7 TAB, 12 REF
  • Authors:
    • Woods, K B
    • Green, F H
    • SWEET, H S
  • Publication Date: 1948

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 2-5, 1947
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM