SYSTEMS APPROACH TO LIFE-CYCLE DESIGN OF PAVEMENTS--VOLUME I, LIFE 2 USER'S MANUAL

This report is the first of a three-volume report which documents an automated system (LIFE2), for analyzing pavement designs and maintenance and repair strategies based on life-cycle costs. LIFE2 models existing Corps of Engineers criteria for designing both rigid and flexible pavements for airfields, roads, and streets. The program also includes analytical procedures for evaluating earthwork, drainage, and frost protection requiremnts, as well as maintenance costs. The resutling combinations of design schemes and maintenance strategies are ranked by total cost over the design life of the pavement. Volume I is the LIFE2 User's Manual, Volume II is the LIFE2 System Documentation, and Volume III is the LIFE2 Program Listing. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Lindow, E S
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-M-253 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM