The aim of this research programme was to develop a pavement evaluation
procedure for thinly surfaced dressed granular pavements.
Although well advanced and rational pavement evaluation techniques for
bituminous pavements are now being introduced, pavement evaluation procedures
adopted for overseas roads are still largely based on empirical data and pavement
strength is related to the maximum transient deflection of the pavement under a standard
wheel load The maximum transient deflection is merely a general indicator of the
pavement performance and incapable of identifying the weaknesses, whether they are
due to the pavement layers or its foundation. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.