MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO PREDICT PAVEMENT RESPONSE

THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF LINEAR ELASTICITY AND LINEAR VISCOELASTICITY ARE DISCUSSED. A LINEAR VISCOELASTIC THREE-LAYER SYSTEM COMPUTER PROGRAM AND A PSEUDO NON-LINEAR ELASTIC FIVE-LAYER SYSTEM PROGRAM ARE DESCRIBED AS THEY ARE RELATED TO THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION'S PAVEMENTS STAFF RESEARCH PROGRAM. SUPPORTING COMPUTER PROGRAMS ARE ALSO DESCRIBED, AND METHODS OF UTILIZING ALL PROGRAMS TO PREDICT THE PRIMARY RESPONSES OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS ARE PRESENTED. IN ADDITION, THE LINEAR SUPERPOSITION PRINCIPLE IS APPLIED TO MEASURED PAVEMENT RESPONSES IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE LINEARITY OF THE SYSTEM. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kenis, W J
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-72- 9, FCP 25C1-051
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1988 12:00AM