Development of a mechanical testing system to investigate road deformation

Domrow, Ryan (2005) Development of a mechanical testing system to investigate road deformation. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Damage to road pavement is a common occurrence in areas near road intersections. This type of road damage is caused by frequent decelerations and accelerations of vehicles near the intersections. When this occurs, the road is said to have failed due to repeated surface tractions. Through the development of a mechanical testing system to investigate road deformation, a better understanding of the effect of surface traction forces on road pavements will be acquired. The purpose of this project is to develop a mechanical testing system for investigating surface traction forces, and to provide engineers with a better understanding of these forces that can lead to improved road design. Improved road design will not be investigated in this project, and neither will the performance of various road designs. The effect of surface traction forces has not been explicitly considered in the design of current road pavements. There is also very little literature in this area, indicating a potential for development in this unexplored research area. There is a need to urgently study the effect of these repeated surface tractions on road pavement designs to develop a better understanding of the performance of the road pavement, and also to increase knowledge in the road design industry.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechanical testing system, road design, pavement, non-destructive testing, road surface traction
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/517

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