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Published: Građevinar 70 (2018) 10
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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Pavement performance levels causing human health risks

Ufuk Kırbaş, Mustafa Karaşahin

Abstract

This study investigates performance thresholds of hot mix asphalt pavements in terms of health risks from vibrations affecting drivers of passenger cars on urban roads. The whole-body vibration values in vertical direction are measured at various riding speeds at some pavement sections that are on the pavement condition index (PCI) rating scale proposed by the PAVER system, while the vibration values (VDVz) are calculated. Evaluation results reveal that pavement performance levels have to be at least "fair" (PCI scale range between 55 and 70) to ensure that the health of human body is not negatively affected at 50 km/h riding speed during a daily 8-hour driving.

Keywords
pavement performance, PCI, VDV, ride speed, health risk

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Kırbaş, U., Karaşahin, M.: Pavement performance levels causing human health risks, GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (2018) 10, pp. 851-861, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2120.2017

OR:

Kırbaş, U., Karaşahin, M. (2018). Pavement performance levels causing human health risks, GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (10), 851-861, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2120.2017

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Authors:
Ufuk Kirbas
Ufuk Kırbaş
Ondokuz Mayis University
Department of Civil Engineering
Samsun, Turkey
Mustafa Karasahin
Mustafa Karaşahin
Istanbul Gelisim University
Department of Civil Engineering
Istanbul, Turkey