Long life pavements and success stories

Well established design methods for roads and pavements have now been in use for many years in many countries. Moreover a lot of these pavements have now reached or passed their original theoretical design life, which in most cases were less than 30 or 40 years. It is time to take advantage of the experience acquired during this last decade and to try comparing the real performance of pavements with the explicit or implicit "predictions" considered at the time of their original design and construction. This report includes the following elements: 1. a definition of success stories; 2. a comparison of the case studies with the more specific concept of long life pavements; 3. a brief overview of the papers received within the frame of inquiry; 4. the different types and techniques suitable for success stories and possibly for long life pavements are highlighted; 5. some conclusions and an indication of future work for a wider comparison between the true performance of pavements and existing design methods.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 116p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01384096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 2840602261
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2009R06
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:13PM