Inverted base pavements: construction and performance

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625010
Title:
Inverted base pavements: construction and performance
Authors:
Papadopoulos, Efthymios; Santamarina, Carlos ( 0000-0001-8708-2827 )
Abstract:
Inverted base pavements involve a well-compacted granular aggregate base built between a thin asphalt concrete layer and a cement-treated base. Inverted base pavements can be constructed using conventional equipment and procedures but require proper quality control. This study reviews the extensive South African experience and case histories in the USA. Accumulating evidence suggests that inverted base pavements are a viable alternative and can outperform conventional pavements at a lower cost. Inverted base pavements rely on the complementary interaction between layers. The cement-treated base provides a stiff foundation for efficient compaction and constrains the deformation of the stress-sensitive granular aggregate base. The thin asphalt surface layer deforms as a membrane and develops low tensile stress. Additional large-scale field tests should be conducted to assess the performance of inverted base pavement designs in a wide range of conditions relevant to the USA.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Papadopoulos E, Santamarina JC (2017) Inverted base pavements: construction and performance. International Journal of Pavement Engineering: 1–7. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237.
Publisher:
Informa UK Limited
Journal:
International Journal of Pavement Engineering
Issue Date:
11-May-2017
DOI:
10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1029-8436; 1477-268X
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the Georgia Department of Transportation [grant number 8300]. The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association under its executive director John Cardosa funded this research. Additional support was provided by the Goizueta Foundation. The authors would also like to thank the reviewers and editors for their insightful comments.
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237
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Articles; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Efthymiosen
dc.contributor.authorSantamarina, Carlosen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-14T12:17:33Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-14T12:17:33Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-11en
dc.identifier.citationPapadopoulos E, Santamarina JC (2017) Inverted base pavements: construction and performance. International Journal of Pavement Engineering: 1–7. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237.en
dc.identifier.issn1029-8436en
dc.identifier.issn1477-268Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625010-
dc.description.abstractInverted base pavements involve a well-compacted granular aggregate base built between a thin asphalt concrete layer and a cement-treated base. Inverted base pavements can be constructed using conventional equipment and procedures but require proper quality control. This study reviews the extensive South African experience and case histories in the USA. Accumulating evidence suggests that inverted base pavements are a viable alternative and can outperform conventional pavements at a lower cost. Inverted base pavements rely on the complementary interaction between layers. The cement-treated base provides a stiff foundation for efficient compaction and constrains the deformation of the stress-sensitive granular aggregate base. The thin asphalt surface layer deforms as a membrane and develops low tensile stress. Additional large-scale field tests should be conducted to assess the performance of inverted base pavement designs in a wide range of conditions relevant to the USA.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Georgia Department of Transportation [grant number 8300]. The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association under its executive director John Cardosa funded this research. Additional support was provided by the Goizueta Foundation. The authors would also like to thank the reviewers and editors for their insightful comments.en
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237en
dc.subjectcase studiesen
dc.subjectgranular baseen
dc.subjectInverted base pavementsen
dc.subjectpavementsen
dc.subjectreviewen
dc.titleInverted base pavements: construction and performanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Pavement Engineeringen
dc.contributor.institutionCivil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USAen
kaust.authorSantamarina, Carlosen
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