This book which is intended as a reference work for practicing road engineers and civil engineering consultants, draws together in one volume all the information likely to be required in the design and specification of new pavements, and in the maintenance of existing roads. The development of road construction in Britain and the principles of pavement design information (relating to the design life required between opening the road to traffic and failure; the traffic to be carried and its constitution in terms of vehicle types and probable axle loadings; the quality of the soil foundation; the specifications of the pavement materials available for use) are detailed. The present position with regard to the theory of pavement design and the support which it can give in the validation of designs based on experience are considered. The performance of experimental roads built in Britain since the 1930's are discussed, and the methods of pavement design, and current design procedure used in Britain are detailed. The structural maintenance of pavements reaching the end of their design life, including the optimization of the construction and maintenance costs is also discussed. The book is based on experience gained under the soil, climatic and traffic conditions of Great Britain.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Croney, D
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 673 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM