Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 14, Pages: 1-5
Bharath Boyapati and R. Prasanna Kumar*
School of Civil Engineering, SASTRA University, Thanjavur - 613401, Tamilnadu, India; [email protected], [email protected]
The main objective of this study is to determine the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) through field data collection and analysis to prioritize the maintenance of pavements. Distress data such as cracks, patches, potholes, ruts etc. was collected along the identified sections of pavements selected based on severity of distress. Corrected deduct values were obtained by assigning weightages to different types of distress and PCI obtained. It was found from the analysis of data that a thin overlay was required as a rehabilitation measure for one of the study stretches. The road authorities of this location also came out with the same remedy thorough their own study, there by establishing one of the findings of this study. Suitable remedial measures for rehabilitating the pavement to different study locations were suggested.
Keywords: Acceptability Levels, Deduct Values, Distress, Inventory, Pavement, PCI
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