ENERGY REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION

Energy requirements for typical pavement rehabilitation, maintenance, and construction operations are defined. Detailed energy requirements associated with equipment, production and manufacture of materials, hauling, laydown, and compaction are summarized. Energy requirements to construct, rehabilitate, and maintain pavements over a 20-year period are of the order of magnitude of 378.6MJ/sq m (300,000 Btu/sq yd) of pavement. About 0.1 percent of total energy used in the United States is consumed in routine highway pavement maintenance activities. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 31-36
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance decision making and energy use, roadside and pavement management, and preferential bridge icing
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM