THE EFFECT OF PAVEMENT FRICTION AND ADHESION

A RATIONAL ANALYSIS OF PAVEMENT STRUCTURES, FOUNDATION AND LAND LOCOMOTION PROBLEMS IS BASED UPON THE APPLICATION OF CONTINUUM THEORIES OF BEHAVIOR OF PAVEMENTS AND/OR SOIL SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERICAL DATA WHICH WILL ACCURATELY PREDICT THE PERFORMANCE OF A PARTICULAR ENGINEERING STRUCTURE. IN THE ANALYSIS OF PAVEMENTS THIS OBJECTIVE WOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED IF THE RATIONAL ANALYSIS ACCURATELY PREDICTED THE STRESS AND DISPLACEMENTS IN A PAVEMENT SYSTEM SUBJECTED TO A KNOWN PATTERN OF VEHICLE LOADING. ONE OF THE FEATURES REQUIRED IN A RATIONAL ANALYSIS OF PAVEMENT STRUCTURES IS THE DESCRIPTION OF SURFACE CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY VEHICLE TRAFFIC. IN PARTICULAR, ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO THE LATERAL RESTRAINTS IMPOSED ON THE SURFACE BY A TIRE. THIS REPORT TREATS THE PROBLEM OF AN ELASTIC HALF-SPACE. THE SURFACE LOADS ARE NORMAL TO THE SURFACE, UNIFORM IN MAGNITUDE AND DISTRIBUTED OVER A CIRCULAR AREA. FURTHERMORE, THE APPLIED LOADING ADHERES TO THE SURFACE. /AUTHOR/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Cpr-11-0989
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1970 12:00AM