AN EMPIRICAL EQUATION FOR CALCULATING DEFLECTIONS ON THE SURFACE OF A TWO-LAYER ELASTIC SYSTEM

THE EQUATION PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO COMPUTE THE DEFLECTIONS ON THE SURFACE OF A TWO-LAYER ELASTIC SYSTEM VERY RAPIDLY AT LOW COST. USE OF THIS EQUATION IS ALSO ECONOMICALLY ATTRACTIVE FOR PERFORMING THE LARGE NUMBER OF COMPUTATIONS INVOLVED IN SOLVING THE REVERSE PROBLEM, WHICH IS THAT OF DETERMINING THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF A STRUCTURE FROM KNOWLEDGE OF ITS SURFACE DEFLECTIONS. THE EQUATION PRESENTED WILL BE OF INTEREST PRIMARILY TO RESEARCHERS ENGAGED IN THE STUDY OF LAYERED ELASTIC STRUCTURES. HOWEVER, THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL METHODS OF INTERPRETING DEFLECTION DATA OBTAINED ON PAVEMENT STRUCTURES MAY BE FURTHERED BY USE OF THIS EQUATION IN APPROPRIATE COMPUTATIONAL PROCEDURES. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No RES ST 2-8-69-136
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Swift, G
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM