Crack reflection through a road structure is one of the main causes of premature pavement deterioration. This is a widespread problem in many countries and highway maintenance authorities are having to find economic means of repairing and upgrading their pavements. This book is the eagerly awaited state-of-the-art report which considers all different aspects of the subject including assessment and use of overlay systems.
Cracking in pavements: nature and origin of cracks. Assessment and evaluation of the crack potential. Crack prevention and use of overlay systems. Characterisation of overlay systems. Modelling and structural design of overlay systems. Implementation of overlay systems on the construction site. References.