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

THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE PORTIONS OF THE WORK IN RESEARCH PROJECT 3-5-63-56 WHICH ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO 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-FORMED 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RES STUDY 3-5-63-56
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Hudson, W R
    • Treybig, H J
    • Abou-Ayyash, A
  • Publication Date: 1956

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM