PHILOSOPHY OF APPROPRIATE DESIGN FOR HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Methods and standards appropriate for the design of road pavements in western countries are not always suitable for pavements in developing countries. The subgrade strength in the hot climates of developing countries is usually much higher, the rate of growth of traffic is much greater, the size and spectrum of axle loads are completely different and lower grade materials can often be used quite satisfactorily. Alternative approaches to the solution of design problems are discussed. The author discusses the application of decision theory by the engineer to the alternative solutions to problems met at each phase of the design process in order that an overall design with an acceptable risk associated with both the total cost and the pavement design should be selected. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings from Highway Design in Developing Countries
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bofinger, H E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00142769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM