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Comparison of structural capacity of Hot Mix Asphalt(HMA) pavement designs (AASHTO & TRL RN-31)

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dc.contributor.author Mampearachchi, WK
dc.contributor.author Janaraj, T
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-02T13:26:50Z
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dc.identifier.issn 1800 - 1122 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12113
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this research is to identify the proper design guidelines in terms of structural capacity, which enables to last longer life span without-any major failure. Inducing very high stress on pavement is one of the major reasons for structural failure.' American' Association of State Highway and Testing Officials (AASHTO) and the Transport Research Laboratory Road Note 31.(TRL RN~31) ate the widely used pavement design guidelines by many road agencies. Hence, this study intends to compare and contrast AASHTO (1994) and TRL RN-31. AASHTO method involve with the complicated empirical equation 3 jn appendix which has to be solved by iteration method to obtain the required structural capacity for given .conditions, So, computer program was developed using JAVA to solve AASHTO equation. RN-31 and AASHTO methods have been directly compared for a range of subgrade California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and traffic levels. Model pavements were constructed to e~aluate the performance' of the, pavement for static load and field collected data were used' to verify 'the Finite Element Model (FEM).The verified models were used to evaluate the structural performance of pavements. The main advaritag~ of this review on flexible pavement design guidelines.is thatthe pavement which provide higher structural capacity can be simply.identifiedand constructed, so that, it-can reduce the overall cost and provide goodplatform to the users. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject AASHTO, RN31, Finite element modeling, Pavement strength en_US
dc.title Comparison of structural capacity of Hot Mix Asphalt(HMA) pavement designs (AASHTO & TRL RN-31) en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Engineer : Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.issue 01 en_US
dc.identifier.volume XXXXIV en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 1 - 10 en_US


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