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Pavement distress and performance modeling


1992 1992

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Abstract (summary)

Although a precise relationship between pavement distress and performance has not been clearly defined, there is a consensus that the ability of a pavement to withstand traffic loads and serve the motoring public in a safe and efficient manner is adversely affected by observable surficial distress. Distress, if untreated, ultimately becomes manifested as roughness which can have adverse effects on surface drainage, causing water to pond on the surface, which in turn leads to negative impacts on both the performance of the pavement and on vehicle safety. A review of research efforts also indicates that relatively little systematic modeling has been done to examine the interrelationship between distress and serviceability despite its crucial importance. This dissertation presents a framework for examining such a relationship using pavement roughness as a direct quantitative measure of serviceability and cracking as a surrogate for distress.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Civil engineering
Classification
0543: Civil engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences
Title
Pavement distress and performance modeling
Author
Owusu-Ababio, Samuel
Number of pages
152
Publication year
1992
Degree date
1992
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 53/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Collura, John
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9219477
ProQuest document ID
303977691
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303977691
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