Deterioration Pattern of Flexible Pavement with the Help of Falling Weight Deflectometer
Mohd. Alam1, Mohammad Nazim2, Sitesh Kumar Singh3
1Mohd. Alam*, M.Tech Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad, India.
2Mohammad Nazim, M.Tech Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad, India.
3Dr. Sitesh Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad, India.
Manuscript received on May 16, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 30, 2020. | Manuscript published on June 10, 2020. | PP: 737-744 | Volume-9 Issue-8, June 2020. | Retrieval Number: H6755069820/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.H6755.069820
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Abstract: Maintenance and repair of the highway network system are major expenses in the state budget. For this reason, various concerned organizations are pointing out the need for developing an intelligent and efficient pavement performance model that can prioritize pavement maintenance and rehabilitation works. Such models can forecast the remaining pavement service life and pavement rehabilitation needs, and can help in the formulation of pavement maintenance and strengthening Programmes which will reduce the road agency and road user costs. The flexible pavement performance or deterioration models involve the complex interaction between vehicles, environment, structure and surface of the pavement. Performance models relating to the pavement distress conditions like, cracking, ravelling, potholing, and roughness are analysed and developed by various researchers. Understanding the deterioration pattern of the flexible pavement is very important in order to take the decision for strengthening the pavement. The remaining life of the pavement depends on various factors such as Traffic, Environment and climatic conditions hence keeping in mind these factors. the thesis presents the pattern of the deterioration of remaining life of pavement. The thesis emphasis on determining the remaining life of pavement by conducting the FWD test. The FWD test is conducted on the same pavement for three time at regular interval to verify the remaining life of the flexible pavement.
Keywords: Flexible Pavements, Remaining life, Traffic, Equivalent Single Axle Load (ESAL), Environment, Falling Weight Deflectometer.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering