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Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2: Pavement Structural Design
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Publication no: AGPT02-12 Pages: 275
Published: 06 March 2012
Part 2 of the Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology - Pavement Structural Design contains procedures for the design of flexible pavements consisting of unbound granular materials, flexible pavements that contain one or more bound layers, and rigid pavements, such as concrete.
This is the third revision of this guide and features substantial changes in editorial as well as technical changes in sections.
This guide is ideal for use when designing flexible and rigid pavements for conventional traffic. It is also used to develop design charts for flexible pavements for specific conditions as required by the user (example charts are included in the Guide for specific design input and performance parameters).
An integral part of the pavement design process is an assessment of how well the outcome of the design, the constructed pavement, will perform. Because of the many factors which must be evaluated to design pavements, there is no absolute certainty that the desired performance will be achieved. This part provides guidance on how to design projects to a desired reliability of outlasting the design traffic. This part covers the assessment of input parameters needed for design, design methods for flexible and rigid pavements and gives guidance to the economic comparisons of alternative pavement designs.
Designers should note the following limitations of the part in terms of its scope:
Updating Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2
In May 2013 Austroads published two reports recommending updates to Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2: Pavement Structural Design.
In June 2014 Austroads published a research report recommending updates to the Guide.
In March 2016 Austroads published a research report recommending updates to the Guide.
It is anticipated that these draft procedures will be used by practitioners and revised as necessary for inclusion in the next edition of the Guide.
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