REVIEW OF RATIONAL METHODS OF DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS

The object of this report is to give an overview of the literature on methods of flexible pavement, and to some extent overlay, design, particularly over the last two decades, and with special reference to the development of rational techniques. The overview must necessarily be superficial in the extreme since the literature on the topic is vast. The coverage is slanted towards American work in this field, partly because one of the reasons for preparing this report is to provide a summary of the insights and information gained by the author in the course of his visit to the United States last summer. This was a study visit on a senior visiting fellowship of the Royal Irish Academy, supported generously by Cement-Roadstone and PMPA. It was mainly concerned with recent developments there in methods of rational flexible pavement design. Rather than merely summarise conversations with various people it was decided to attempt a review of the literature, much of it received by the author from various people, in the course of his trip. The review is more general, however, and covers to some extent British and Continental work also. The vastness of the subject and its current rapid development inevitably means that a review of this kind must lack cohesion and unity. However, some attempt has been made to draw conclusions on trends and points of consensus. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    An Foras Forbartha Teoranta

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • Golden, J M
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM