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dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Efthymios
dc.contributor.authorSantamarina, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-14T12:17:33Z
dc.date.available2017-06-14T12:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-11
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.
dc.identifier.issn1029-8436
dc.identifier.issn1477-268X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237
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.
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.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10298436.2017.1326237
dc.subjectcase studies
dc.subjectgranular base
dc.subjectInverted base pavements
dc.subjectpavements
dc.subjectreview
dc.titleInverted base pavements: construction and performance
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentEnergy Resources and Petroleum Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Pavement Engineering
dc.contributor.institutionCivil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
kaust.personSantamarina, Carlos
dc.date.published-online2017-05-11


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