The mathematical principles and derivation of a linear visco-elastic multilayer computer program are described. The mathematical derivation is based on Fourier Transformation. The program is called VEROAD, which is an acronym for Visco-Elastic Road Analysis Delft. The program allows calculation of physical quantities like time-dependent displacements, stresses and strains, permanent deformations and dissipated energies in a multi-layer system built of visco-elastic materials. All the quantities thus depend on the velocity of the traffic, which explicitly comes into the calculations. The material model assumes the bulk modulus to be elastic and the shear modulus to be visco-elastic. The latter follows the Burgers' model.

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    Delft University of Technology

    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Stevin Laboratory, P.O. Box 5048
    2600 GA Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • HOPMAN, P C
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 71-91
  • Serial:
    • Heron
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Delft University of Technology
    • ISSN: 0046-7316

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  • Accession Number: 00728950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2001 12:00AM