THE DESIGN OF CONCRETE OVERLAYS BY MEANS OF LAYERED THEORY THEORY

THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A 5-YEAR PAVEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM, CONDUCTED BY THE NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY, IN WHICH THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES WERE PERFORMED ON THE PROBLEM OF CONCRETE OVERLAY DESIGN FOR FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MARINE AND NAVY AIRPORT RUNWAYS. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING OVERLAYS THINNER THAN THE MINIMUM 6 INCHES NOW PERMITTED. THE WESTERGAARD SOLUTIONS AND ELASTIC LAYER THEORY WERE THE ANALYTIC TOOLS. THE FORMER WERE FOUND TO BE CONSERVATIVE, AND IT WAS PROVED THAT THE LATTER CAN SERVE AS THE BASIS FOR AN OVERLAY DESIGN PROCEDURE. WHILE SEVERAL PROBLEM AREAS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH BEFORE THE PROCEDURE CAN BE FORMALIZED, THE RESULTS OF THE STUDIES INDICATE THAT SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS IN OVERLAY THICKNESS CAN BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT LOSS OF RATED LOAD CAPACITY. THE THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ARE DESCRIBED, AND A DESIGN PROCEDURE IS OUTLINED. PROCEDURE IS OUTLIN&D.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 32-83, 15 FIG, 6 TAB, 17 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Seventh Paving Conference Proceedings
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87131
  • Authors:
    • Nielsev, J P
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00205938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1971 12:00AM