Two fundamental approaches to fault diagnosis of pavements are identified, namely the pathological approach which essentially is used to determine the type and extent of remedial works necessary at a particular site where faults are known to exist and the diagnostic approach which is applied to a network of roads in order to determine the relative maintenance condition of each section of the network and particularly to locate those lengths requiring more detailed investigation and/or remedial works. In the past the pathological approach has been principally used but increasingly in future it is considered that the main thrust of fault diagnosis for pavements will utilise the diagnostic approach. Examples are given of the various ways in which the surveys can be used and development work which is necessary in order that the full potential of the diagnostic approach can be utilised. For the covering abstract of the symposium see TRIS 396069. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the Symposium on Highway Maintenance and Data Collection July 13-14, 1983, Nottingham University, England. Volume 1 Papers. Volume 2 Discussions.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nottingham University, England

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Nottingham NG9 3FQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Garrett, C
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00396087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM