Composite Computational Model for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

It is well known that there are two models in pavement calculation, one is the Winkler model and the other is a multi-layered elastic model. In this paper, a new bi-parameter computational model is presented for analyzing layered base and subgrade in Portland cement concrete pavement. In the new model the subgrade is represented by a group of springs with k-value, and the subbase/base are modeled by elastic multi-layer. However, the Winkler model and the Boussinesq and Burmister models only use one material parameter, the modulus of reaction k or elastic modulus E. So the new model has the merit of the two classical models. Finally, the new model is compared with the enhanced k-value method in Portland Cement Association (PCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), etc. methods.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the International Society for Concrete Pavements.
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    International Society for Concrete Pavements

    6305 Oyster Bay Court
    Bridgeville, Pennsylvania  United States  15017
  • Authors:
    • Tian, Bo
    • Niu, Kai-min
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 768-785
  • Monograph Title: 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: The Golden Gate to Tomorrow's Concrete Pavements

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  • Accession Number: 01496649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2013 10:49AM