NEW STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS FOR ZERO-MAINTENANCE PAVEMENTS. VOLUME 2: ANALYSIS OF ANCHORED PAVEMENTS USING ANSYS

This report is a manual which provides a set of procedures to evaluate the response of an anchored pavement subjected to vehicle static loads, moisture variation in the subgrade, and/or temperature variation through the surface of the pavement. These procedures include two computer programs known as FEMESH and ANSYS. The FEMESH program generates rectangular meshes in either a two or three dimensional coordinate system for any prespecified number and spacing of nodes. The ANSYS program evaluates the stresses, strains, and the deflections at all elements in each material included in the analytical model. The program can be used for any number of different materials in any direction. In the analysis of heat transfer, the program provides the distribution of temperature as a function of time at predesignated points. The program is versatile and capable of solving complex geometrical structures supported on a geologically complex earth mass. The behavior of an anchored pavement section is evaluated with sets of computer programmed mechanistic models. The manual was written to minimize reference to other publications. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dames and Moore

    7101 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20014

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616-3793

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • SAXENA, S K
    • Militsopoulos, S G
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-80-027 Final Rpt., FCP 35E2-042
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9114
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM