This report describes an operational computer program (SAMP6) that provides a basis for selecting flexible pavement design and management strategies with the lowest predicted total cost over a prescribed analysis period when considering such cost elements as initial construction, routine maintenance, periodic rehabilitation, interest on investment, salvage value, and roadway users cost. The program uses the AASHTO Interim Guides as its structural subsystem and the predicted decrease in serviceability with time and traffic as developed at the AASHO Road Test. The strategy selection capability is a quantitative procedure for considering long-term advantages and disadvantages of staged construction versus strong initial structural designs.

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  • Authors:
    • Lytton, R L
    • McFarland, W F
    • Schafer, D L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 53 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 160
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00129967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 1-10 A
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM