Effects of Load- and Nonload-Related Factors on Rigid Pavement Performance

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Title: Effects of Load- and Nonload-Related Factors on Rigid Pavement Performance

Author(s): T. F. Fwa and K. C. Sinha

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 93

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 107-124

Keywords: age; climate; concrete pavements; costs; evaluation; loads (forces); maintenance; performance; thickness

Date: 9/1/1986

Abstract:
This paper describes the theory and applica-tion of a methodology for evaluating the relative effects of load and non-load-related factors on rigid pavement performance. The computation is based upon aggregated pavement performance data and pavement rou-tine maintenance cost data which can be acquired rela-tively easily on a regular basis at both network and project levels. An integral part of the methodology is a procedure developed to account for the effects of routine maintenance on pavement performance. The Interstate highways in Indiana are analyzed to demon-strate the application of the proposed methodology.