This paper establishes a hierarchy of design methods for interlocking concrete block pavements. In descending order of versatility this hierarchy comprises design for specified levels of performance, design for average conditions, and design by the use of materials equivalencies. The design methods are each founded on an extensive series of full- scale tests of block pavements layed using normal construction methods and then subjects to simulated trafficking. From these tests it was possible to derive mathematical models which approximate thickness of the paving blocks and basecourses, and such performance attributes as rutting and stress distribution. Based on these models the hierarchy of design alternatives were established. The paper acknowledges that the predictions of the design methods have not been compared with performance of actual pavements subjected to traffic, but are based entirely on the observed response of actual block pavements. (a). (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 53-70
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    • Issue Number: 90

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  • Accession Number: 00309631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0 86910 049 1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM