Accession Number : ADA245673


Title :   Origin of Developments for Structural Design of Pavements


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Ahlvin, Richard G


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a245673.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 150


Abstract : Information has been compiled on the source or basis of the various aspects of design and evaluation criteria for pavements. An attempt has been made to convey understanding of the requirements, concepts, developments, impacting constraints, and unplanned occurrences relating to the assembling of pavement behavior knowledge for the 40 years following the initial concern beginning in 1940. Individual coverage is provided, with pertinent interacting comment, for nine separate elements: (1) flexible pavement design methodology, (2) strength test and material characteristics for flexible pavements, (3) bituminous mix design and behavior, (4) rigid pavement design methodology including overlay design, (5) tests and materials for rigid pavements, (6) traffic and loading, (7) compaction requirements, (8) distress, failure, and terminal condition, and (9) concepts held and responses programmed.


Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING , REQUIREMENTS , METHODOLOGY , PAVEMENTS , STRENGTH(GENERAL) , COMPACTING , ASSEMBLY , RIGIDITY , FLEXIBLE MATERIALS , OVERLAYS , TEST AND EVALUATION , BEHAVIOR


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Textiles
      Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE