ASEISMIC DESIGN OF AIRPORT RIGID PAVEMENTS

The article deals with the general principle of aseismic design of structures and extends it to the design of airport rigid pavements. Westergaard's theory and assumptions are used as a starting point and normal methods of airport pavement design are suitably modified to account for earthquake stresses. The stresses caused on the pavements by a combination of aircraft loads and earthquake forces are considered. The seismic coefficient for design is chosen so as to reflect the intensity of earthquakes frequently occurring in Japan. /TRRL/

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Joseph, M G
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 5-12
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM