A Novel Approach for the Characterization of the Rutting Performance of Pavement Foundations

The dynamic nature of the confinement is often overlooked in the stress path testing of geomaterials in the laboratory. The disregard for the realistic nature of the moving wheel loads can potentially degrade the reliability of the permanent deformation parameters used in the rutting models.This effort will provide a Variable Dynamic Confining Pressure (VDCP) stress path protocol for permanent deformation characterization of geomaterials in the laboratory. The refined protocol will potentially eliminate the discrepancies observed between the laboratory-predicted permanent deformation and the rut depth measurements in the field. The outcome of the proposed research can potentially mitigate the unforeseen maintenance and repair costs associated with underestimation of the parameters of the rutting models for the design of pavement structures.


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    • Status: Proposed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Texas, El Paso

      El Paso, TX  United States  79968

      Texas Department of Transportation

      125 E. 11th Street
      Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Southern Plains Transportation Center

      University of Oklahoma
      201 Stephenson Pkwy, Suite 4200
      Norman, OK  United States  73019
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ashtiani, Reza

    • Start Date: 20151101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01590789
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Oklahoma, Norman
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 22 2016 10:15AM