Committee Chair

Owino, Joseph O.

Committee Member

Onyango, Mbakisya; Fomunung, Ignatius; Wu, Weidong


Dept. of Civil and Chemical Engineering


College of Engineering and Computer Science


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)


One of the most important decisions made in using full depth reclamation (FDR) as a rehabilitation technique is the choice of stabilization agents. Amongst the numerous ways of improving the properties of rehabilitating deteriorated pavements is FDR stabilized with media like Portland cement, emulsified asphalt, foamed asphalt, lime, fly ash. However, the subject of choosing the right stabilizing medium for FDR rehabilitation remains one governed by empirical understanding of the rehabilitation process. This paper research FDR practices and aims to develop a suitable guide for selecting appropriate FDR stabilizing agents, based on the structural properties, material properties, environmental properties and climatic properties of the pavement and its location. The research in this paper uses a factorial method to analyze the performance of pavement models across the United States generated using the AASHTO MEPDG program (AASHTOWare), and it compares the structural performance from case studies cement and asphalt stabilized FDR in the state of Tennessee.


I give thanks to God for the success of this research, and everyone who contributed directly and indirectly to it. I appreciate the Research team from MTSU and the Tennessee Department of Transportation for all the contributions and provisions made towards the success of this research. I want to specially thank the faculty and staff members of the Civil engineering Department and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. I wish to express sincere gratitude to my advisor Dr. Joseph Owino and co-advisor Dr Mbakisya Onyango for the resources and support on this journey, for the research opportunities and for being amazing mentors. Dr. Fomunung for always pushing me to go deeper and explore new and diverse research areas, for the discussions and countless advice towards professional developments. I want to thank Dr Arash Ghasemi, Chris Frishcozy and Kelvin Msechu for their selfless assistance and contributions.


M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.




Pavements--Maintenance and repair; Pavements--Recycling


Full Depth Reclamation; Stabilizing Agent Selection; Pavement Rehabilitation; Sustainability; Pavement Recycling; FDR Case Studies

Document Type

Masters theses




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