Pavement Rehabilitation Selection

Published on Jan 1, 2008
Shongtao Dai10
Estimated H-index: 10
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Eugene L. Skok6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 2 AuthorsErland O Lukanen8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Abstract
The objective of the project was to outline best practices for the selection of asphalt pavement recycling techniques from the many choices that are available. The report specifically examines cold-in-place recycling (CIR), plain full depth reclamation (FDR), and mill & overlay (MO (2) pavement condition survey; and (3) structural adequacy evaluation. Furthermore, a step-by-step checklist was developed to provide local engineers with a simple and useful tool to follow the decision procedures. The procedure includes selection of rehabilitation method, pavement thickness design, materials mixture design, and construction.
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