Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH   FALL 2016 , Volume 13 , Number 3 (48); Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL COMPARISON BETWEEN COMPOSITE PAVEMENT AND THE CURRENT FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT

 
 
Author(s):  ZIARI H., MONIRI A.*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, IRAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 
Abstract: 

Every year we spend a lot of cost for constructing and maintaining roads, these costs are significantly related to the type of the pavement and its fundamental materials. Iranians usually use the flexible pavement which contains the asphaltic overlay and the granular base and sub grade, while we can pay more attention to the rigid and the composite pavement for using in our highways too.
In this study a flexible pavement and a composite one for the Qazvin - Zanjan freeway by AASHTO method has designed and their initial costs and whole life costs has compared with each other. It has shown that the cost of constructing composite pavement is more than the flexible one but because of the cost-effective maintenance, its whole life cost is less than the whole life cost of traditional flexible pavement. Also the composite pavement has some technical advantages such as its high fatigue resistance, low deformation and high friction, though, composite systems are potentially more prone to other distresses, such as reflective cracking and rutting within the HMA layer. Premium HMA surfaces and/or reflective cracking mitigation techniques may be required to mitigate these potential problems.

 
Keyword(s): COMPOSITE PAVEMENT, PAVEMENT TYPE SELECTION, SEMI-RIGID PAVEMENT, MECHANISTIC EVALUATION
 
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