Nine instrumented flexible pavement test sections were constructed in a rural secondary road in southwest Virginia. The 15.25 m long test sections were built to examine the effects of geogrid and geotextile stabilization. Three test sections were constructed using a geogrid, three with a geotextile, and three were non-stabilized. The test section base course thicknesses ranged from 10.2 cm to 20.3 cm and the hot-mix asphalt (HMA) thickness averaged 8.9 cm. Geosynthetic stabilization was placed on top of the subgrade layer. An extensive instrumentation infrastructure was constructed to place all instrumentation, cabling, and data acquisition facilities underground. The pavement test sections were heavily instrumented with two types of pressure cells, soil and HMA strain gages, thermocouples, and soil moisture blocks. In addition, strain gages were installed directly on the geogrid and geotextile. The data acquisition is triggered by traffic passing over piezoelectric sensors and operates remotely.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technomic Publishing Company, Incorporated

    851 New Holland Avenue, Box 3535
    Lancaster, PA  United States  17604
  • Authors:
    • Al-Qadi, I L
    • Brandon, T L
    • Lacina, B A
    • Bhutta, S A
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  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 354-362

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  • Accession Number: 00725903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1996 12:00AM