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What is inside this section: Design

The goal of pavement design is to specify the characteristics required for quality performance for a given application. Two key components are mix design and structural design. These processes must also take into account external parameters including subgrade characteristics, traffic loading, and the environment.

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Design Parameters

When designing pavements (both mix design and structural design), there are three fundamental external design parameters to consider: the characteristics of the subgrade upon which the pavement is placed, the applied loads and the environment.

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When a road is built, we naturally want it to be durable. Roads can be built using different materials, but the quality of the end product depends on how it is constructed, not just the inherent properties of the materials themselves. So what does durability mean, and how can we achieve it? In general, durability … Read more »