FEDERALLY COORDINATED PROGRAM OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION. VOLUME 5. IMPROVED DESIGN TO REDUCE COSTS, EXTEND LIFE EXPECTANCY AND INSURE STRUCTURAL SAFETY

Under this program category, coordinated research is undertaken to provide for (a) improved protection against the natural hazards of earthquake, wind, and flooding; (b) improvements in highway tunneling technology for future highways to increase construction rate and safety; (c) technical information to develop methods of flaw detection in structural members and bridge failure criteria for use in the national bridge safety inspection program; (d) new methodology for the design of flexible pavements to deal with measuring and relating materials properties to the performance of pavements under load-associated and environmental stresses; (e) exploitation of new materials and improved methods in structural rehabilitation and serviceability enhancement of damaged pavement systems by innovative patching of layered systems and new overlay design techniques; and (f) the examination of investment strategy for pavements expected to carry high traffic volumes to determine whether higher initial costs are justifiable as a trade-off for minimizing maintenance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 7 reports as PB-242 057-SET, PC$42.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 278 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/RD-FCP-006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM