Traffic Data for Concrete Pavement Design

by E. Guy Robbins, (F.ASCE), Principal Secondary Roads Engineer; Paving and Transp. Dept., Portland Cement Associate, Skokie, IL,
Cloyd E. Warnes, (M.ASCE), Regional Mgr.; Int. Engrg. Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 1, Pg. 17-29

Document Type: Journal Paper


Traffic axle-load distribution data gleaned from state highway department truck weight studies or surveys were analyzed to produce generalized data for use in expanding the design range of a computer program for the thickness design of concrete pavements. Loadometer data for main rural, urban, and county highways were studied. Estimates are made of traffic weights and volumes common to subdivisions. The generalized data for various classes of highways and streets are for use in design when more accurate loadometer data are available.

Subject Headings: Concrete pavements | Pavement design | Traffic analysis | Traffic management | Traffic surveys | Load factors | Axial loads | Trucks

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