DESIGN OF OVERLAYS BASED ON PAVEMENT CONDITION ROUGHNESS, AND DEFLECTIONS, PART I. TENTATIVE METHODS FOR OVERLAY DESIGN BASED ON VISUAL PAVEMENT DISTRESS
Data collected on 111 interstate highway projects in Virginia were analyzed by multiregression analysis and the rating coefficient for each type of distress determined. By this means, the total pavement distress and, hence, the maintenance rating of each pavement was obtained. The types of distress that were found to influence the maintenance rating were longitudinal cracking, alligator cracking, rutting, pushing, ravelling, and patching. Then, a method for designing the required thickness of an overlay was developed based on taking the thickness equivalency of an asphaltic concrete overlay in Virginia as equal to 0.5 (the thickness equivalency of an asphaltic concrete for new construction is 1.0) and the overlay thickness as a function of the ratio of the traffic, in terms of 18-kip (8.160 kg) equivalents, carried by the pavement before the overlay to the traffic it would carry after the overlay, depending on the durability of the asphaltic mix. This design method does not require the use of a deflection measuring device. /Author/
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Virginia Highway and Transportation Research CouncilCharlottesville, VA United States
- Vaswani, N K
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Defects; Deflection; Overlays (Pavements); Pavement cracking; Pavement design; Pavement distress; Pavement maintenance; Pavements; Regression analysis; Ruts (Pavements); Smoothness
- Uncontrolled Terms: Rut
- Old TRIS Terms: Pavement deflection; Pavement smoothness
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00177293
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-S0715 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: Project No. 1359
- Files: NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM