The selection of pavement type for the severe operating conditions of container handling areas is largely dictated by functional requirements. An evaluation is made of the intense point loading under stacked containers, the spillage of fuel and lubricants, the high tire contact pressures and the settlement potential of the foundation. Many pavement types, special and conventional, are examined to suit these requirements. Typical structural designs of the various pavement types are compared on a total cost basis, inclusive of maintenance costs, for the full range of container design loading. Fuel spillage and the point loading favour concrete, special surface dressings and tar for the surfacing in preference to asphalt. Large settlement situations favour precast concrete blocks and plates that can be re-levelled, or stage construction for bituminous pavements. The upper range of wheel loads favours concrete pavements and the lower range, flexible pavements. /TRRL/


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-29
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM