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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 764218, 6 pages
Review Article

Improving Rutting Resistance of Pavement Structures Using Geosynthetics: An Overview

1Centre for Transportation Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Department of Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 158754413 Tehran, Iran

Received 26 August 2013; Accepted 8 October 2013; Published 8 January 2014

Academic Editors: M. Cyr, G. Gurdag, A. G. Magalhães, and N. Sekido

Copyright © 2014 Sina Mirzapour Mounes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A pavement structure consists of several layers for the primary purpose of transmitting and distributing traffic loads to the subgrade. Rutting is one form of pavement distresses that may influence the performance of road pavements. Geosynthetics is one type of synthetic materials utilized for improving the performance of pavements against rutting. Various studies have been conducted on using different geosynthetic materials in pavement structures by different researchers. One of the practices is a reinforcing material in asphalt pavements. This paper intends to present and discuss the discoveries from some of the studies on utilizing geosynthetics in flexible pavements as reinforcement against permanent deformation (rutting).