CONSTRUCTION OF BITUMINOUS PAVEMENTS WITH A DEGREE OF EVENESS AND A MINIMUM QUANTITY OF MATERIAL

Owing to the requirement that paved surfaces should be smooth and even, and still have a specified minimum thickness, new plans are constantly being devised to improve the surface quality of newly constructed surfacing. In this paper the problem is discussed with reference to the construction of bituminous overlays on existing airport pavements. It is shown how to deviate from a theoretically perfect plane to a plane deformed within certain tolerances without decreasing the serviceability. Thus the quantity of material required may be considerably reduced with corresponding financial benefits. Particulars of the method with respect to surveying, tolerances, the computer program, plant and construction techniques are given. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM