PERMISSIBLE WEIGHT LIMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES ON FINISHED AND UNFINISHED PAVEMENTS

The report summarizes studies directed at developing guidelines for controlling the use of partially completed pavements by heavy construction equipment. It is shown that the damaging effects of flotation tires may be analyzed in the same manner as those of conventional dual tires, and that the AASHTO traffic equivalencies for such dual tires are applicable to the flotation tires. Tables of traffic equivalencies for various single-axle loads and the maximum permissible 18-kip (8,160-kg) equivalent repetitions for a variety of thickness indices are given as guidelines for field engineers. /FHWA/

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    • Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration.
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    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Vaswani, N K
    • McGhee, K H
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: VHTRC 79-R-48
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79-S0879 Final Rpt., FCP 45D3-042
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM