Intersectii / Intersections

Vol.7 No.1 Art.8

Structural design of flexible pavements for low traffic volume roads by using various methods

Ioan Tanasele, Alexandru Amarie

In this study two significant structural design methods have been used. The first one is the oficial method used in this country and the second one is that developed by the Asphalt Institute from USA. After a short introduction, presenting the general principles of flexible pavements design, the concepts of these methods are considered. Then practical examples of application of each method to a specific rehabilitation road project are given. Finally a discussion of the results obtained with these methods is made.

KEYWORDS: structural design, flexible pavements, design methods, design traffic, design charts

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