A Case Study of Industrial Pavement Performance: Port of Brisbane Terminals 4, 5 & 6

Warnock, David (2008). A Case Study of Industrial Pavement Performance: Port of Brisbane Terminals 4, 5 & 6 B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Warnock, David
Thesis Title A Case Study of Industrial Pavement Performance: Port of Brisbane Terminals 4, 5 & 6
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2008
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dan Stolberg
Total pages 53
Language eng
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract
The case study conducted sought to investigate and assess the performance of the pavements within Terminals 4, 5 and 6 at the Port of Brisbane’s Fisherman Islands facility at the mouth of the Brisbane River. The performance of these pavements was evaluated with respect to the geotechnical conditions of the site, the preloading regime employed and the container handling machinery used. Observed pavement damage and the need for rehabilitation works were used as proxies of pavement performance and led to the conclusions that: the preloading technique used was successful in limiting damage caused by differential settlement; asphalt surfacing is preferred over interlocking concrete block pavers in areas where container stacking and storage is the main function and that pavements with thicker asphalt wearing courses tend to outperform similar structural pavements with a thinner asphalt surface. The validity of these conclusions is limited by an apparent lack of comprehensive and detailed geotechnical data covering the entire site studied, the unavailability of as-constructed pavement drawings and insufficient information regarding mode changes of terminal vehicles. It is recommended that a site map of important geotechnical information be developed, a system for the ongoing assessment of pavement performance be established and that a more detailed analysis system be used when forecasting future terminal vehicle and container loadings. Consideration of these factors will yield beneficial to both the Port of Brisbane Corporation and terminal operators in the development of new port terminals on reclaimed land at the Fisherman Islands site.
Keyword Pavement

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