An experimental study was conducted to extend the state of knowledge and experience in flexible pavement design by documenting the construction of a full-depth asphaltic concrete pavement with known subgrade and pavement component properties and by determining the mechanical response of the entire structure to static and dynamic traffic loads. The results of this research effort were reported for each phase of the study, which included the following: Phase 1 -- determination and evaluation of the compacted subgrade properties; Phase 2 -- evaluation of the performance of the composite pavement structure; Phase 3 -- determination of traffic parameters; and Phase 4 -- evaluation of the composite structure in relation to traffic loadings. The research was designed as a five-year performance evaluation. Tests will be conducted annually -- and more often if tests indicate rapid changes -- to monitor performance. It is felt that this experimental paving project should provide many of the missing facts concerning full-depth asphaltic-concrete pavement design and eventually provide for a broader range of pavement sections available to the designer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kentucky Highway Conference

    Frankfort, KY  United States  40601
  • Authors:
    • Drake, W B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 44-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bull No UKY 99 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM