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Improvement of Road Drainage System for Indian Roads


V. K. Mittal , LNMIPPL; Arvind Kumar, ITL


Pavement Performance, Drainage Quality


Drainage quality is a necessary parameter that affects the route pavement performance. Excessive water content in the pavement base, sub-base, and sub-grade soils can cause early distress and lead to a structural or purposeful failure of pavement. Thus, when choosing acceptable maintenance methods price|the value|the price} of pavement maintenance has to be compared with the cost of rising the standard of drain. Hence, there is a requirement to quantify the effect of varied forms of drain quality on performance of the pavement. However, very few studies have investigated to what extent quality of drain affects the performance of pavement. Therefore, this study identifies a simple framework for quantification of result of drain quality on structural additionally as purposeful performance of the pavement. The proposed framework presents the structural and purposeful performance of the pavement is foreseen in terms of deflection and roughness severally. It is expected that this study will helpful to cut back the upkeep price of route pavement system and thus are helpful to preserve large route network in India. Drainage of water from pavements has been a necessary thought in building for over 2000 years. However, modern process, handling, and placement of materials frequently result in base courses that don't transmit water or drain; combined with exaggerated traffic volumes and masses, this often leads to pavement distress caused by wet within the structures. Water related damages on the pavement will cause one or a lot of the following styles of deterioration, 1) Reduction of sub-grade/sub-base strength 2) Differential swelling in expansive sub-grade soils 3) Stripping of asphalt in versatile pavement, etc., Free water is that the kind of most concern to the designer because it will decrease the strength of the pavement and is the solely kind of water that may be considerably removed by gravity drain.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I120562
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2017
Page(s): 849-851

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