THICKNESS DESIGN FOR EFFECTIVE CRUSHED STONE USE
The structural thickness design of a pavement section requires the following important factors to be carefully considered: (1) Equivalent wheel loadings; (2) Environmental factors such as temperature and water effects; (3) Quality and variability of available materials as related to their strength, durability and overall performance; (4) Proper subgrade testing and, if required, stabilization; (5) Actual selection of the required thickness of each layer; (6) An economic analysis including life cycle costs; and (7) Adequate field inspection and quality control. In this paper each aspect of the design process is considered. The most emphasis, however, is given to those aspects which directly affect the use and performance of flexible crushed stone base pavements. The economics of stone base is considered, and base course equivalencies are discussed.
- Proceedings of the Conference on Crushed Stone for Road and Street Construction and Reconstruction, held June 14, 15, 1984, Arlington, Virginia.
National Crushed Stone Association1415 Elliot Place, NW
Washington, DC United States 20007
- Barksdale, R D
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Base course (Pavements); Crushed rock; Economics; Environmental impacts; Field studies; Life cycle analysis; Life cycle costing; Materials selection; Pavement design; Quality control; Subgrade (Pavements); Thickness; Wheel loads
- Old TRIS Terms: Field investigations; Materials evaluation; Thickness design
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Environment; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Pavements; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways; I36: Aggregates;
- Accession Number: 00455594
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM