DETERMINATION OF EQUIVALENT AXLE LOADS FOR MINNESOTA FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS

The traffic phase of Minnesota's AASHO Road Test satellite study consisted of an attempt to determine the total traffic load experience which each of the 58 test sections in the project was subjected to since its construction. Extensive traffic studies were performed in 1964 and again in the 1969-1971 period to obtain the required data. The traffic loading, in terms of summation of equivalent 18,000-lb. single axle loads, was required so that a correlation with other structural and performance data could be made. This correlation was part of the development of a new flexible pavement design procedure. Large variations occurred between individual test sections in vehicle weights and type classification. Test section data were compared with rural Minnesota statewide trends. Sigma N18 projection difference of less than 30 percent for a particular design project do not significantly affect the ultimate pavement design. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Minnesota Department of Highways in cooperation with FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Department of Highways

    Office of Research Coordination
    St Paul, MN  United States  55101

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fingalson, W A
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-S0392 Intrm Rpt., MN-HW-5-180-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM