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This report reviews the state-of-the-practice in low-volume road pavement design. The factors which dictate pavement design are discussed in terms of construction materials, environment, and traffic. Eight different design procedures are presented and discussed. These include the 1972 and 1986 AASHTO...

 

Economic development efforts are addressed as "family of services" to prospective businesses. There is some uncertainty if transportation/logistics should be considered as a factor within the family of services. The overall goal of this study was to develop a better understanding of the relationship...

 

The overall objective was to determine the extent that economies of size and density are available to short line railroads. Size economies are limited for short line railroads. For example, doubling the size of the network (from 56 to 129 miles) decreases costs by only 6.9 percent. The elasticity of...

 

This report describes a study to evaluate the use of subgrade resilient modulus for the design of flexible pavements. The objectives of this initial study were to: a) investigate the relationship between resilient modulus and R-value, and b) develop a predictive equation for resilient modulus based on...

 
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