Study on Failure and Maintenance of Flexible Pavement


  • Krushna Chandra Sethi Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Dr. K. N. Modi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Modinagar, UP, India.


Distress Failure, Structural Inadequacies, Traffic Intensity, Loading, Mismanagement, Comfort Movements, Road Maintenance


In India, the large network of existing roads, which are built at huge expanses, has started showing signs of distress failure before the time due to combined effect of inadequate maintenance and structural inadequacies to meet the requirements of increase in traffic intensity and loading. The gap between the minimum requirements and actual allocation of funds for maintenance over the years has resulted in a poor quality of road maintenance. India’s many cities like throughout Palestine are facing a monumental challenge in dealing with aging infrastructure. For pavements, in particular, it is found that many streets were built 20 or 30 years ago and they are near the end of their economic life. Other streets have been deteriorated because of misuse, overuse, and mismanagement. Besides, present and future threats affect the hoped mission of these pavements for rapid, safe and comfort movements of people and goods. Moreover, the current management reveals that the system used is not flexible enough to reflect the changing conditions and poor to assist in making decisions. This study aims to initiate a Pavement Maintenance Management System (PMMS) in which it provides a systematic process of maintaining, upgrading and operating the city pavements and tools to facilitate a more flexible approach that can enable to perform tasks better.




How to Cite

Sethi, K. C. (2018). Study on Failure and Maintenance of Flexible Pavement. International Journal of Recent Advances in Science and Technology, 5(1), 31–34. Retrieved from