PAVEMENT FAULTING STUDY-EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF PAVEMENT FAULTING IN GEORGIA

THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT, SEVERITY, AND CAUSES OF JOINT FAULTING ON GEORGIA INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS. THE PROCEDURE AND EQUIPMENT THAT WERE USED TO OBTAIN FAULTING DATA ON NEARLY 1,200 LANE MILES OF CONCRETE INTERSTATE PAVEMENT DURING THE SUMMER OF 1971 ARE OUTLINED. THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF FAUTLING ON EACH INTERSTATE ROUTE ARE DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF A FAULTING INDEX, AND THE MAGNITUDE OF FAULTING ON THE INSIDE LANE AS COMPARED TO THE OUTSIDE LANE IS DISCUSSED. CORRELATIONS ARE PRESENTED INDICATING THE EFFECT THAT THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC HAS ON THE MAGNITUDE OF FAULTING. COMPARISONS ARE MADE ON THE PROGRESSION OF FAULTING FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF SUBBASE COURSES. EQUASIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR ESTIMATING THE FAULTING INDEX AT ANY LEVEL OF ACCUMULATIVE AVERAGE ANNUAL DAILY TRACTOR SEMITRAILER TRAFFIC. REMAINING SERVICE LIFE WITH RESPECT TO FAULTING FOR SOME OF THE MORE SEVERELY FAULTED PROJECTS HAVE BEEN CALCULATED AND ARE TABULATED IN THE REPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
  • Authors:
    • Gulden, W
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7104

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Proj
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM