What Went Wrong, and Why: Forensic Studies Give Clues to Pavement Failure

Any type of pavement can experience failure. This article discusses the role of pavement forensic testing in ascertaining what went wrong with the pavement, and why. The tools and methods of forensic testing are also highlighted. In forensic testing, engineers examine pavement condition, cores or entire cut-out sections. The goal is to determine what factors led to the failure, so that future pavement failures can be prevented.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 18-25
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  • Accession Number: 01494636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2013 2:48PM