Pavement intervention levels based on road rougness measurements

Trevor, William (2001). Pavement intervention levels based on road rougness measurements B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Trevor, William
Thesis Title Pavement intervention levels based on road rougness measurements
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dr Zahidul Hoque
Total pages 28
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
Formatted abstract

As asphalt pavements age and deteriorate, the need for corrective measures to restore safety and rideability increases. A lot of Councils are operating on current budgets and are not generally aware of their future liability for recurring maintenance as their infrastructure ages. Funding for rehabilitation and maintenance of these pavements is not likely to keep up with the demand, requiring a move to the most cost-effective methods when patching distressed areas to be adopted. The repairs will also be expected to survive longer and carry more traffic loading.

The effectiveness of pavement maintenance verses rehabilitation works is best judged by analysis of their life-cycle performance. This involves the analysis of the serviceability and structural condition of the pavement with and without proposed interventions, and the associated economic performance through the pavement life. As the future condition and costs of a current pavement network are not known, we need to use models to predict these, based on the performance of similar pavements that data has been collected for through their life-cycle.

We have decided to use road roughness survey data to formulate a model for asphalt pavement deterioration throughout its life-span and the pros and cons for the alternative works options, those being maintenance and rehabilitation, at different stages in pavement life and for a variety of pavement failures.

Keyword Road roughness measurements
Additional Notes * Civil Engineering undergraduate theses. 2001

Document type: Thesis
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