MECHANISTIC BEHAVIOR OF PAVEMENT SYSTEMS
This report which is based on the concept that pavement structures can be adequately represented by elastic layered systems, explains the multilayered elastic theory, presents details of 5 computer solutions to layered systems, and describes material characterization for elastic layer analysis. The chemical and physical characteristics of asphalt technology are covered, and management systems related to flexible pavement design are reviewed. Design Subsystems (elasticity, ultimate strength, and semi- empirical and statistical methods) using mechanistic analysis are outlined. A paper is also presented Pavement Response and Equivalencies for Various Truck Axle-Tire Configuration - which describes a limited state-of-the-art approach to answer several questions from a theoretical study based on hypothetical pavements and loads, but based on material characteristics and pavement behavior from previous research.
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- This report was presented as Hand-Out Notes for a Seminar Series and was prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
Washington State Department of HighwaysHighway Administration Building
Olympia, WA United States 98501
- Terrel, R L
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 210 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Elasticity (Mechanics); Flexible pavements; Materials; Mechanical properties; Pavement design; Trucks
- Old TRIS Terms: Elastic theory
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials; Motor Carriers; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00148083
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Rept No. 17.2
- Contract Numbers: Y-1441, Task 3
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM