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BFC 3042 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Lecturer: Mr.

Basil David Daniel

CHAPTER 3

PAVEMENT DESIGN:
Flexible Pavement Design
(AASHTO Method)

BFC 3042 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Lecturer: Mr. Basil David Daniel

Traffic Load Pavement Serviceability

Equivalent Standard Pavement Serviceability Index (PSI)


Axle Load (ESAL) Initial PSIi = 4.5,
Terminal PSIt = 2.5 3.0 (expressways/highways);
Subgrade Property 2.0 (local roads)
Resilient Modulus (MR )
AASHTO FLEXIBLE Reliability
Subbase, Base and PAVEMENT DESIGN
Based on functional
Surface Properties CONSIDERATIONS
classification and
Resilient Modulus (MR ) location (rural/urban)
Structural Coefficients (a)
Traffic/Performance Variation
Standard deviation (So)
Environmental Effects
presents the designers ability to
Exposure to moisture, quality of predict variations in traffic and
drainage pavement performance
Drainage coefficient (m) So is usually 0.3 - 0.5

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BFC 3042 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Lecturer: Mr. Basil David Daniel

AASHTO FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN PROCEDURE

PSI
PSI MR SN a m
Design Resilient Structural Structural Drainage
serviceability Modulus of Number of Coefficients Coefficients
loss subgrade, surface, base of surface, of surface,
subbase and and subbase base and base and
base subbase subbase

BFC 3042 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Lecturer: Mr. Basil David Daniel

Surface Base Subbase

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BFC 3042 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Lecturer: Mr. Basil David Daniel