THE SPEED EFFECT IN PAVEMENT DEFLECTION

The influence of vehicle speed on pavement deflection is a problem of obvious importance related to the evaluation of pavement performance. The fact that the deflections diminish with increasing speed implies a dissipative component in the system. A simple visco-elastic model is analysed which furnishes results in good agreement with empirical evidence and may be used in assessing the distortion pattern of pavements under idealized service conditions. Furthermore, relatively simple experimental procedures may be used to determine the required material parameters. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Akademiai Kiado, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    P.O. Box 502
    1-1363 Budapest,   Hungary 
  • Authors:
    • Alpan, I
    • Baker, R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 11-28
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM