Presented herein is a procedure for design of three types of flexible pavement: conventional, bituminous concrete, and chemically stabilized. These represent nearly all flexible pavements being constructed at this time. Designs are based on analytically determined strain values as computed by a layered elastic model of a pavement structure. The subgrade strain is related to performance through empirically determined criteria whereas the strains in structural layers are related to performance through laboratory determined material fatigue strengths. With the exception of granular materials and cracked stabilized materials stiffness properties of the pavement material are determined through laboratory testing. For the granular materials and the cracked stabilized materials empirically based charts are provided for determination of the stiffness. An adaptation of the cumulative damage permits the consideration of cyclic variation in bituminous materials due to variations in temperature, the variations in subgrade strength resulting from freeze-thaw cycles, the mixture of different traffic vehicles, and the distribution of traffic across the width of the pavement. An example problem is provided which illustrates the use of the procedure. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 209-248

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  • Accession Number: 00170216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM