Pavement Structure and Base – Chapter 5 – Soil Mechanics

February 13, 2013 in Soil Mechanics



Pavement Structure and Base

Chapter 5

Pavements are usually surfaced by asphalt mixtures or portland cement concrete, as discussed in Chapters 6 and 7.  However, preparation for surfacing involves construction of the subgrade and a base course.  Design of these components depends on the materials to be used and the conditions that the pavement must meet. The following topics will be cover; Pavement Structure, Thickness Design, Subgrade Construction, Granular Base and Subbase Courses, Stabilized Base and Surface Courses, Geosynthetics, The Strategic Highway Research Program, and Inspection and Quality Control.

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