DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASPHALT INSTITUTE'S DEFLECTION METHOD FOR DESIGNING ASPHALT CONCRETE OVERLAYS FOR ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
Throughout the world there are a number of overlay design procedures for the strengthening of existing pavements. These procedures are based on local environment and it is difficult to extrapolate them to new areas and to new materials. Very few, if any, provide the designer with a thickness of asphalt concrete directly. This report presents the development of a deflection thickness design method for The Asphalt Institute's new design manual entitled Asphalt Overlays and Pavement Rehabilitation (MS-17). The method is based on elastic-layered theory and engineering experience with pavement deflections.
Lexington, KY USA 40511-8480
- KINGHAM, R I
- Publication Date: 1983-1
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt concrete; Asphalt pavements; Deflection; Design; Elasticity (Mechanics); Flexible pavements; Highways; Loads; Maintenance; Overlays (Pavements); Pavements; Tests; Thickness; Trafficability
- Old TRIS Terms: Covering; Elastic theory; Pavement deflection; Thickness design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Materials; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00136629
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: RR-83-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM