DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE CLAY PAVEMENTS FOR ULTRA- HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

The paper examines the problems of industrial pavement design and construction able to withstand severe loads and a high level of use generated by cargo handling equipment. In the case of such equipment front lift trucks rated at 40000kg payload with 90000kg front axle loads are common and 100000kg front axle loads are proposed. Container stacking can require pavement surfaces to support loads of 150000kg applied over a small area. Brief details are given of flexible clay paving systems designed and developed to meet such exacting requirements having high strength, frost resistance and high skidding resistance. The paper gives recommendations for specifying the types and quantities of materials to be used for the pavement substructure. Design examples are given which show use of the critical `port area wheel load' (pawl) factor in calculating pavement thicknesses for such types of load. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brick Development Association

    Woodside House
    Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Knapton, J
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM