Future Design of Perpetual Pavements: Issues and Options

Perpetual pavements are considered by many pavement experts to be the long-term solution to increasing traffic volumes and related pavement rehabilitation costs and user delay costs. The paper reviews the problems that perpetual pavements are experiencing, such as moisture infiltration/damage, and layer debonding. There is no indication that the pavement design methods presented in this paper account for moisture infiltration/damage or debonding in their designs. This is primarily due to the lack of an appropriate design method, which can include infiltration/damage and debonding in its design. Analysis of current field performances of selected perpetual pavements and mechanistic-empirical predicted performances is also shown. From this analysis, three out of six perpetual pavements are performing better than expected; two pavement sections are performing as predicted, and one pavement section performing worse than expected.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 177-186
  • Monograph Title: Material, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Testing of Pavement: Selected Papers From the 2009 GeoHunan International Conference

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  • Accession Number: 01142861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410455
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2009 3:01PM