A SYSTEM APPROACH TO FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN IN AUSTRALIA

This paper was presented at Session 13 Pavement Management Systems 1. A decision made in planning, design, construction, maintenance and materials may result in a significant change in the performance of a road and hence in the resulting total cost. A system is established which, in a logical manner, sets down and assesses the effect of the factors influencing performance. At the same time it provides a basis on which to choose an appropriate design among a number of alternative designs, maintenance policies and economic analyses wherein the variability of materials, traffic, environment, cross-section, etc. are accounted for insofar as they control performance. Its principal purpose is to achieve the best use of available funds. Particular consideration is given to the input information required by the designer, the generation of alternative strategies satisfying the objectives and the economic evaluation for selecting the optimum strategy. The development of the system has shown a completed earth of information in a number of activities and hence provides a coherent and valuable guide to research needs. (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings from the Ninth Australian Road Research Board Conference, Brisbane, August 21-25, 1978.
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    ARRB Group Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Scala, A J
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 24-37
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 4

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  • Accession Number: 00307996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM