New Standard Design for Concrete Roads in Flanders (Belgium)

Paper by BRIESSINCK HEIEVEN HENDRIKS from ISCR 8th 1998 Lisbon Portugal

This paper describes the new pavement design catalogue for concrete roads in Flanders. The catalogue includes plain concrete and continuous reinforced concrete pavement. Structures for interlocking concrete block pavements were added. The catalogue contains structures for roads as well as for bicycle lanes. The structures are based on the concept of construction classes. Each construction class corresponds with a range of equivalent standard axle loads. To calculate the number of equivalent standard axles the geometrical properties of the road (number of lanes, width of the traffic lanes) and traffic (traffic speed, number of heavy vehicles with super-singles) are taken into account.

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