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Research Report 280 Effect on pavement wear of increased mass limits for heavy vehicles – stage 4

Published: | Category: Activity management , CAPTIF , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

Accelerated pavement testing at CAPTIF (Canterbury Accelerated Pavement Testing Indoor Facility, Christchurch, New Zealand) was conducted between 2000 and 2004 on a standard two-coat chipseal that is typically used on New Zealand roads.

This report is of Stage 4 of a 4-year accelerated pavement testing programme to assess the effects on pavement and surfacing life, should an increase in mass limits for heavy vehicles be allowed.

Accelerated pavement test report series

Research Report 207 Effect on pavement wear of an increase in mass limits for heavy vehicles

  • Investigates the effect of increase in mass limits on pavement life on four sections that differed only by aggregate type.

Research Report 231 Increase in mass limits effect on pavement wear – stage 2

  • Investigates the effect of increase in mass limits on the life of a chipseal surfacing.

Research Report 279 Effect on pavement wear of increased mass limits for heavy vehicles – stage 3

  • Aims to accurately predict road wear from various levels of loading.

Research Report 280 Effect on pavement wear of increased mass limits for heavy vehicles – stage 4 (report on this page)

  • Assesses the effects on pavement and surfacing life, should an increase in mass limits for heavy vehicles be allowed. 

Research Report 281 Effect on pavement wear of increased mass limits for heavy vehicles – concluding report

  • Represents the analysis of results of the study.

Keywords: accelerated pavement testing, CAPTIF, heavy vehicles, loads, loading, mass limits, pavement, pavement loading, pavement performance, pavement wear, roads, road user charges, surface texture, thin-surfaced pavements, traffic, vehicles

Publication details

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  • Published: 2005
  • Reference: 280
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 0-478-25391-5 ISSN 1177-0600