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