The Impact of Climate Change on Pavement Maintenance in Queensland, Australia
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This chapter talks about a research that aims to advance the understanding of the impacts of climate change on flexible pavement maintenance in Queensland, Australia. To meet the objective, a case study was carried out to identify the current and projected future climate of a Local Government Authority's road network in Queensland for the next 50 years. Modeling of the road roughness deterioration of flexible pavements was performed using HDM‐III road deterioration model under the current and future climate conditions. The climate data gathered from the Austroads Climate Tool for the study area indicate increases in mean annual temperatures and increase in mean annual precipitation for the next 50 years. Climate factor as represented by Thornthwaite moisture index (TMI) indicates an increase in moisture conditions resulting in wetter, more rainfall conditions for the area in Queensland.
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