A SUMMARY OF DISCRETE-ELEMENT METHODS OF ANALYSIS FOR PAVEMENT SLABS

THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES RESEARCH WHICH HAS BEEN CONDUCTED ON THE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF PAVEMENT SLABS. THE DETAILS OF THE DISCRETE-ELEMENT METHODS OUTLINED HEREIN MAY BE FOUND IN THE INDIVIDUAL REPORTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED. A WIDE VARIETY OF VARIATIONS OF THE BASIC SLAB METHODS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED INCLUDING (1) VARIABLE INCREMENT LENGTH CAPABILITY, (2) MULTIPLE LOADING ANALYSES, (3) DYNAMIC LOADING CONSIDERATIONS, AND (4) HANDLING OF SKEWED SLABS. THE METHODS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY COMPARISON WITH CLOSED-FORM SOLUTIONS AND WITH VARIOUS SMALL DIMENSION TESTS. THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN APPLIED IN NUMEROUS FORMS BY THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN CHARTS, ANALYSIS OF SPECIAL PROBLEMS, AND THE ANALYSIS OF FIELD DATA. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • Hudson, W R
    • Treybig, H J
    • Abou-Ayyash, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00206073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 56-27 Res Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM