Pavement concepts

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
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While Chapter 7 covers pavement design, the basic concepts of pavements (this chapter), and an understanding of pavement materials (the next chapter) need to be discussed first. This chapter covers the purposes of pavements, the components of road cross sections, common pavement structures, and the load-carrying mechanisms the different pavement types develop.

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