An asphalt concrete section on a test track in the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington, was instrumented with strain gauges at the surface and in pavement cores, and tested using a Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) as well as trucks at different speeds and tire pressures. This report presents results from the analysis of the field tests using SAPSI, a computer program for the dynamic analysis of asphalt concrete pavements by the linear visco-elastic layer theory and the finite element method. The report also investigates the accuracy of SAPSI and includes some numerical criteria to be used when running the program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    College of Engineering
    East Lansing, MI  United States  48824

    Great Lakes Center for Truck and Transit Research

    201 UMTRI Building, 2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Chatti, K
    • Yun, K K
    • Kim, H B
    • Utamsingh, R
  • Publication Date: 1995-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GLCTTR 75-95/01, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS92-G-0005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 1996 12:00AM