An overview on the use of geosynthetics in pavement structures

Mounes, S.M. and Karim, M.R. and Mahrez, A. and Khodaii, A. (2011) An overview on the use of geosynthetics in pavement structures. Scientific Research and Essays, 6 (11). pp. 2251-2258. ISSN 19922248,

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Pavement structures commonly fall into two main categories, namely, flexible and rigid pavements. Such structures just as other structures are susceptible to different types of distresses. In order to minimize the deterioration of pavements, geosynthetic reinforcement is one of the techniques adopted to improve their performance. As a result, employment of different geosynthetics to pavement structures is reported by various researchers. This paper aims to present and discuss the findings from some of the studies on utilizing geosynthetics in flexible pavements. Furthermore, three most common usages of geosynthetics, so called, fluid barrier, strain absorbing, and reinforcement agent in pavement structures are investigated in this paper. © 2011 Academic Journals.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Karim, M. R.; Center for Transportation Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Abtahi, S., Sheikhzadeh, M., Hejazi, S., Fiber-Reinforced Asphalt-Concrete-a Review (2009) Construct. Building Mater., 24 (6), pp. 871-877; Al-Qadi, I., Baek, J., (2008) Mechanism of Overlay Reinforcement to Retard Reflective Cracking Under Moving Vehicular Loading, pp. 56-74. , Pavement Cracking. CRC Press; Al-Qadi, I., Dessouky, S., Kwon, J., Tutumluer, E., Geogrid in Flexible Pavements: Validated Mechanism (2008) Transportation Research Record: J. Trans. Res. 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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cracks, Durability, Geosynthetics, Pavement deterioration, Pavement reinforcement, Rutting
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 07:15
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 07:15

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