APPLICATION OF SLAB ANALYSIS METHODS TO RIGID PAVEMENT PROBLEMS

THE DISCRETE-ELEMENT METHOD OF SLAB ANALYSIS PROVIDES A UNIQUE METHOD FOR ANALYZING BOTH COMPLEX AND COMMON PAVEMENT PROBLEMS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO ILLUSTRATE THE APPLICATION OF THIS TOOL TO A TYPICAL RIGID PAVEMENT DESIGN PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM CHOSEN FOR USE HEREIN INVOLVES THE DESIGN OF CONCRETE SHOULDER PAVEMENTS. TO FACILITATE THE PRACTICAL USE OF THE SLAB COMPUTER PROGRAM A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE GUIDE FOR DATA INPUT FOR THE COMPUTER PROGRAM IS PRESENTED. THIS REPORT ALSO DESCRIBES ALL THE NECESSARY STEPS TO BE TAKEN BY A DESIGN ENGINEER IN THE ANALYSIS OF ANY TYPICAL PRBLEM. INCLUDED ARE ALL THE NECESSARY INPUT COMPUTATIONS, DETAILED CODING INSTRUCTIONS AND EXPLANATION OF THE DATA, INTERPRETATION OF THE OUTPUT, AND POSSIBLE USES OF THE OUTPUT IN FURTHER DESIGN ANALYSIS. THE EXAMPLE PROBLEMS ARE CODED AND EXPLAINED CARD BY CARD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PRACTICING ENGINEER. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No RES ST 3-5-63-56
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78712

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Treybig, H J
    • Hudson, W R
    • Abou-Ayyash, A
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Int Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1973 12:00AM