Scientific Study of Asphalt Road Surface Distress and their Role in the Design of Flexible Pavements

Scientific Study of Asphalt Road Surface Distress and their Role in the Design of Flexible Pavements

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Volume-70 Issue-1
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Salim G. Shaikh, Dinesh U. Mahajan, Mohammad Nubairshah S. Shaikh, Abhijeet P. Wadekar
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I1P227

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Salim G. Shaikh, Dinesh U. Mahajan, Mohammad Nubairshah S. Shaikh, Abhijeet P. Wadekar, "Scientific Study of Asphalt Road Surface Distress and their Role in the Design of Flexible Pavements," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 241-248, 2022. Crossref,

Identifying the various locations, magnitude, and frequency of pavement distresses on the highway stretch under study. Examining the total pavement failure, distress, and individual weightage percentage, analyzing and reviewing the role of pavement distress in the design of asphalt pavement were the main objectives of the study. The forensic investigation of the selected road stretch was carried out through the experienced engineers engaged in the road construction and maintenance activity by data collection, interaction with the public, and employees familiar with the road, non-destructive evaluation by a primary site visit, condition Survey, visual investigations, etc. As per the present study of National Highway No.61, India, longitudinal cracking, ravelling, rutting, patches, and fatigue cracking are predominant, with their distress percentage as 32.71, 21.5, 19.82, 19.15, and 4.23, respectively. These five distress accounted for 97.41% of the weightage in bituminous pavement failure. Longitudinal cracking and ravelling are found to be predominant and such type of failure is the most common kind of pavement deterioration along with fatigue cracking and rutting on many roads for specific road segments. As a result, it must be taken into account along with other major pavement distress for effective solutions on them while designing the flexible pavements.

Asphalt Pavement Distress, Pavement Design, Rutting, Fatigue Cracking, Longitudinal Cracking

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