Pavement design

Authored by: Robert A. Douglas

Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482212631
eBook ISBN: 9781482212655
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19036-10

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Abstract

Pavement design is primarily a matter of selecting the thicknesses and materials of the layers that comprise the pavement. The designer selects the materials for the pavement layers, usually placing the strongest materials toward the top of the pavement where the stresses imposed by the wheel loads are greater. A top-down approach is taken, with each layer protecting the weaker layer below.

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