AASHTO

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Guido, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    HUH???

    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!
     
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    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.
     
  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Flexible pavement? Is that the same pavement you can use a footing strecher on? LOL
    Jim L
     
  4. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    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.
     
  5. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    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!
     
  6. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was just joking arround about the flexable pavement. I did not, however know what AASHTO stood for.

    Jim L
     

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