Analytical design of short panelled concrete pavements

Concrete pavements are not very common in India due to their higher cost, though the well-constructed ones last much longer without any maintenance. This paper presents an analytical solution for stresses in short panelled concrete pavements so that thin concrete slabs can be used for village roads, highways, bus and truck parking areas and toll plazas. Finite element method is used for the computation of maximum flexural stresses for slab of different sizes. Flexural stresses caused by wheel loads of any magnitude can be accurately computed. It is found that the stresses are dramatically reduced by reducing the slab size. Examples are solved to illustrate design of thin concrete pavements for (i) a village road and (ii) for a toll plaza.

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  • Authors:
    • Chand, M V Arun
    • Pandey, B B
  • Publication Date: 2013-10


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 322-328
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  • Accession Number: 01526753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 2014 5:24PM