Effects of Water-Coupled Cracks on Life-Cycle Assessment of Concrete Pavement under Moving Load

Life-cycle service time of concrete pavement, strongly governed by the coupling of water and cracks, is known as the inevitable issues of ambient-environmental effects on the fatigue life of concrete pavement. This couple is a key determinant for the long-term durability and maintenance in the current design codes. In this study, three-dimensional nonlinear analysis was conducted by integrating the constitutive laws for concrete and cracked reinforced one, modelling of pore water inside cracks, and the multi-yield surface plasticity for soil foundation to examine the fatigue life under high-cycle moving loads of traffic. The behavioural simulation is discussed with emphasis on the prodigious water pressure in narrow spaces surrounded by a pair of crack planes under the repetitive loading of wheel passages and the drastically shortened fatigue life is focused on in view of the maintenance strategy.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 111-121
  • Monograph Title: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Design, Construction, Condition Evaluation, and Management of Pavements

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01717900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482452
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2019 3:01PM