A STUDY OF RELATIVE COSTS OF FLEXIBLE HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS

A METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE OPTIMUM INITIAL SERVICE LIFE AND OPTIMUM PERIODS OF RESURFACING FOR FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS IS PRESENTED. THE METHOD IS BASED ON CONSIDERATION OF TOTAL PAVEMENT COSTS INCLUDING THE COST OF INITIAL CONSTRUCTION, ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE AND INCREASED ROAD USER COSTS RESULTING FROM THE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS. VARIABLES EVALUATED IN THIS RESEARCH INCLUDED SUBGRADE TYPE, INITIAL TRAFFIC VOLUME, RATE OF TRAFFIC GROWTH, AND RATE OF INTEREST ON THE INVESTMENT. SOLUTIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR BOTH 2-LANE AND 4-LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAYS. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY ARE PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF GRAPHS WHICH INDICATE THE INITIAL DESIGN PERIOD WHICH RESULTS IN LEAST COST FOR ALL COMBINATIONS OF VARIABLES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Ramjerdi, F
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

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  • Accession Number: 00211679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM