APPLICATION OF THE PAVEMENT DCP TO DETERMINE THE BEARING PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE OF ROAD PAVEMENTS

This paper describes a design model developed mainly for thin surfaced unbound gravel pavements, based on the pavement dynamic cone penetrometer (dcp). Utilizing developed parameters such as dcp structure number, pavement strength-balance and load sensitivity, the number of load applications to produce a 20 mm rut depth in the pavement under various drainage conditions may be predicted. The model was correlated against heavy vehicle simulator (hvs) results on a variety of relatively light pavements in South Africa. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented to the International Symposium on Bearing Capacity of Roads and Airfields at Trondheim, Norway, June 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transvaal Roads Department, South Africa

    Materials Branch, Private Bag X3, Lynn East
    Pretoris,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • KLEYN, E G
    • Savage, P F
  • Publication Date: 1982

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM