American Society of Civil Engineers


A Review on Flexible Pavement Performance Life Assessment


by Can Chen, S.M.ASCE, (Graduate student, Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, MSC-3CE, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 E-mail: can@nmsu.edu) and Jie Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, MSC-3CE, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 E-mail: jzhang@nmsu.edu)
Section: Pavement Systems, pp. 2561-2570, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41095(365)260)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design
Abstract: Accurate assessment of pavement performance life is the cornerstone of pavement management system. During the last decades, many pavement life expectancy models relying on various concepts from purely empirical to truly mechanistic have been developed. However, the lack of adequate systematic and efficient model classification system and analysis has been the major barrier for further research on pavement life expectancy. This paper performs an in-depth review on flexible pavement life prediction models and addresses a new model classification method that can facilitate the model-selection for pavement engineers.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Flexible pavements
Life cycles