Load Response Analysis of the WAY-30 Test Pavements: US Route 30, Wayne County, Ohio

by Romanello, Michael T.

Abstract (Summary)
Two long life pavement test sections were completed along US Route 30 in Wayne County, OH, as part of the Wooster by-pass, in the fall of 2005. This project represents a collaborative effort between the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and both the asphalt concrete paving and Portland cement concrete paving industries with the purpose of evaluating the performance of these novel pavements. The unique perpetual asphalt pavement concept is featured in one direction of the project, while a long lasting Portland cement concrete pavement was constructed in the other direction. The test pavements were instrumented for dynamic response parameters and subjected to controlled load vehicle tests. Results indicate that the asphalt concrete pavement exhibited “perpetual” characteristics under most loading conditions. Non-destructive tests and the determination of the mechanical properties also helped to evaluate the long life characteristics of the two pavement designs.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:perpetual pavement long life pavements controlled load vehicle test maximum tensile strain fatigue resistance layer


Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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