NEW STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS FOR ZERO-MAINTENANCE PAVEMENTS VOLUME 3: ANCHORED PAVEMENT SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR EDENS EXPRESSWAY

This report provides an analysis example of an actual pavement and the cost estimate using the anchored system. The actual pavement is the Edens Expressway in Chicago. The report provides the response of the Edens Expressway subjected to mechanical and environmental loads using the anchored pavement concept. The mechanical and thermal properties of materials that could be encountered in future reconstruction of Edens Expressway are presented in a consistent form for computer programming. These properties are viewed as typical design values during investigation of pavement response. The behavior of the anchored pavement under induced temperature loads and weakening of subgrade (by thawing action) is clearly demonstrated. This report will enable application of the anchored pavement concept by any road with heavy traffic. The example problem provides the input parameters of materials and loads for the analysis, the generation of finite element mesh, and the results of the analysis. The computer program ANSYS was used for this study (the manual for the use of this program is presented in Volume 2 of this series of reports). (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dames and Moore

    7101 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20014

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616-3793

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • SAXENA, S K
    • Militsopoulos, S G
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-80-028 Final Rpt., FCP 35E2-042
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9114
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM