This test method covers the basic considerations of large-scale testing of pavement cross-sections using a stationary, cyclic load applied to the surface to simulate traffic. Performance is generally related to the number of cyclic load pulses a particular configuration can accommodate. Performance comparisons are typically quantified in terms of traffic benefit ratio (TBR) or a base-course reduction (BCR) factor.
KeywordsTBR; BCR; performance; geosynthetic; cyclic plate; reinforcement; pavement
Although cyclic plate load (CPL) tests are becoming more popular, there is currently no standard for conducting these tests to characterize performance of geosynthetics. This method will help establish procedures so that CPL tests are done in a proper and unified manner.
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