This second volume provides a summary of a detailed study to 1) identify distresses that cause significant loss of serviceability and/or maintenance in pavement; 2) identify material properties that significantly influence the occurrence of distress; 3) select the best theoretical or empirical models for predicting distress using material properties and other engineering parameters; and 4) utilize the selected models to study the effects of the significant distresses and to optimize material properties for zero maintenance pavements. The emphasis of this second volume was a discussion of the results of a parameter study with selected models using a range of material properties available in conventional and nonconventional pavement materials. The effects of varying these material properties on various distresses were evaluated and the tradeoffs required were discussed. The result from these studies was the development of a set of material properties that the models indicate were adequate to ensure design of zero maintenance flexible, rigid, and composite pavements. (FHWA)

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    Austin Research Engineers Incorporated

    2600 Dellana Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78746

    Federal Highway Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, F L
    • Kennedy, T W
    • Elkins, G E
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00342334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-80-156 Final Rpt., FCP 35E4-032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9349
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM