Accession Number:

ADA061157

Title:

Systems Approach to Life-Cycle Design of Pavements. Volume I. LIFE2 User's Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This report is the first of a three-volume report which documents an automated system LIFE2, for analyzing pavement designs and maintenance and repair strategies based on life-cycle costs. LIFE2 models existing Corps of Engineers criteria for designing both rigid and flexible pavements for airfields, roads, and streets. The program also includes analytical procedures for evaluating earthwork, drainage, and frost protection requirements, as well as maintenance costs. The resulting combinations of design schemes and maintenance strategies are ranked by total cost over the design life of the pavement.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE