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04-24-2001, 04:21 PM
Probobly an association or something, but stupid ? or not: What the hell does this mean???
I think Stonehenge had it in one of his posts. Thanks for putting up with me!
04-24-2001, 07:42 PM
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. They make a manual called the Design of Pavement Structures. As interesting as any engineering text. so take your no-doze before reading. Much technical data on rigid and flexible pavements.
04-24-2001, 08:42 PM
Flexible pavement? Is that the same pavement you can use a footing strecher on? LOL
04-24-2001, 09:52 PM
Actually, brick pavements are considered flexible pavements, when laid over a granular base. They call it that because it is able to move with freeze-thaw and still maintain structural integrity. A rigid pavement moving with freeze-thaw means cracks, or failure.
04-25-2001, 03:32 PM
Okay, I knew the difference between rigid and flexable, but I didn't know what the damn acronym meant! :)
I do now, and I'll look it up. Thanks for the help Stone!
04-26-2001, 03:27 PM
I was just joking arround about the flexable pavement. I did not, however know what AASHTO stood for.
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