COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS

THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A DIGITAL COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF JOINTED CONCRETE AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO ANALYZE THE STATIC RESPONSE OF A PAVEMENT TO HEAVY MULTI-WHEEL AIRCRAFT GEAR LOADS. AN EQUIVALENT PLATE THEORY IS USED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF A STABILIZED BASE OR A STRUCTURAL OVERLAY ON THE TOTAL RESPONSE OF A PAVEMENT SYSTEM. THE SUBSOIL IS MODELED AS A WINKLER FOUNDATION, I.E., ONLY FORCES AND DEFORMATIONS IN THE VERTICAL DIRECTION ARE CONSIDERED. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF PROBLEMS INVOLVING A STRUCTURE AND LOADING THAT ARE EITHER SINGLY OR DOUBLY SYMMETRIC. INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR PROGRAM OPERATION AND INPUT PREPARATION FOR USE WITH CDC6000 SERIES COMPUTER SYSTEMS. THE PROGRAM IS WRITTEN IN FORTRAN WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE MACHINE LANGUAGE SUBROUTINE WHICH INCREASES THE EFFICIENCY AND FLEXIBILITY OF THE PROGRAM. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT AN INDISPENSABLE COMPONENT OF THE SOFTWARE PACKAGE. THEREFORE, WITH MINOR MODIFICATIONS, THE PROGRAM CAN BE EXECUTED ON OTHER COMPUTER SYSTEMS SUCH AS THE IBM 360 AND UNIVAC 1108. FLOW CHARTS, PROGRAM LISTINGS, AND SAMPLE INPUT AND OUTPUT DATA ARE PROVIDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECH REPT S-26 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Eberhardt, A C
    • Willmer, J L
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM