Study of alternatives of flexible pavement structures in highways

This paper focuses on alternative flexible pavements each having a 30-year life cycle. Preferred alternatives are those that present the lowest Annual Uniform Equivalent Cost of Maintenance (C.A.U.E.M.) based on the conditions of study. These alternatives have the ability to adapt to extreme overloading conditions defined structurally by the DNIT and AASHTO pavement design method. The FLAPS software is used for the analysis of the stresses and strains on the pavement layers. This study considered the traffic count obtained by the DNIT (USACE) and AASHTO methods, incorporating traditional flexible pavement, semi-rigid pavement, inverted pavement and rigid pavement


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp 309-318
  • Monograph Title: Bearing capacity of roads, railways and airfields: proceedings of the ninth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields: Trondheim, Norway 25-27 June 2013. Vol 1-2

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  • Accession Number: 01596528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 9788232102853
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2016 12:24PM