PAVEMENT DESIGN PROCEDURES

THIS PAPER IS PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH BASE AND PAVEMENT THICKNESS REQUIREMENTS FOR A GIVEN CONDITION OF TRAFFIC AND SUBGRADE. THE SPECIAL THICKNESS DESIGNS PRESENTED ARE AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE METHOD OF APPLICATION AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO APPLY TO ANY SPECIFIC AREA. ALTHOUGH THE PROCEDURE ITSELF CAN BE APPLIED TO DESIGNS USING DIFFERENT BASE TYPES, IT IS DEMONSTRATED IN THIS PAPER FOR HOT-MIX ASPHALT BASE. TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ARE STUDIES AND THEIR RANGE IS ESTABLISHED. THIS RANGE IS THEN APPLIED TO SUB- GRADE CONDITIONS TO DETERMINE THICKNESS CRITERIA. THE CATEGORIZING OF TRAFFIC AND SUBGRADE CONDITIONS RESULTS IN A LIMITED NUMBER OF STANDARD DESIGNS WITH REASONABLE AND PRACTICAL THICKNESS INCREMENTS BETWEEN THE STANDARD DESIGNS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No79, Pp1-12, A1-A15
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

    5100 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, Maryland  United States  20706
  • Authors:
    • Foster, C R
  • Publication Date: 1965

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 1994 12:00AM