This paper presents information whereby laboratory test data for pozzolanic base and subbase materials may be combined with elastic layer theory and a limiting strain criterion to determine thickness designs equivalent to conventional asphaltic concrete and crushed stone pavement structures. A summary of laboratory testing in Kentucky also is presented. An example thickness design determination is presented and includes an economic comparison of alternative designs with the conventional asphaltic – crushed stone thickness design.
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Sharpe, Gary W.; Deen, Robert C.; Southgate, Herbert F.; and Anderson, Mark, "Pavement Thickness Designs Utilizing Low-Strength (Pozzolanic) Base and Subbase Materials" (1984). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 693.