Accelerated Load Testing of Geosynthetic Base Reinforced Pavement Test Sections

The main objective of this research study is to evaluate the benefits of geosynthetics (mainly geogrids) stabilization and reinforcement of base aggregate layer in flexible pavements build on weak subgrades, and the effect of pre-rut of pavement sections prior to the construction of HMA layer on geosynthetics benefits and performance. This will be achieved through conducting accelerated load testing on geosynthetic reinforced unpaved and pavement test sections to be constructed at ALF site. Different types and configurations of geogrid, geotextile, and geocomposite will be considered for base reinforcements. Another objective is to evaluate the design parameters of geosynthetic reinforced flexible pavement in terms of the 1993 AASHTO pavement design guide and possibly the MEPDG that can provide a more suitable pavement structure design responsive to site conditions and projected loading.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Pending

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $297579.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    736-99-1735

    11-3GT

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Louisiana Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 94245
    1201 Capitol Access Road
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Project Managers:

    Zhang, Zhongjie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abu-Farsakh, Murad

  • Start Date: 20101201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 27510

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463823
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 736-99-1735, 11-3GT
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:31PM