DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS: CURRENT THEORY AND PRACTICE

This paper outlines current concepts in pavement design and rehabilitation, and discusses practical design procedures. Main emphasis is placed on flexible and semi-rigid, i.e. Asphaltic concrete - constructions. It is intended to serve as a background to the use of current standard design methods, e.g. Nrb s/4. Separate paragraphs deal briefly with: (1) pavement performance; (2) modes of distress; (3) types of pavement; (4) design approaches; (5) structural mode of action; (6) calculation of loading; (7) pavement design (flexible and semi-rigid); (8) use of other pavement materials, in particular cement, lime and bitumen stabilised materials; (9) deflection design for flexible pavements; and (10) design strategies. /TRRL/

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    Technical Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • MAJOR, N G
    • Heine, D G
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 50-55
  • Serial:
    • NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM