Dynamic Response of Concrete Pavements under Vehicular Loads

Y. Darestani, Mostafa, Thambiratnam, David P., Nataatmadja, Andreas, & Baweja, Daksh (2006) Dynamic Response of Concrete Pavements under Vehicular Loads. In Scientific Committee, IABSE (Ed.) IABSE Symposium - "Response to Tomorrow's Challenges in Structural Engineering", 13th - 15th September 2006, Budapest, Hungary.


Considerable knowledge of pavement behaviour under static loads is available world-wide. The behaviour of concrete pavements under dynamic loads, however, has not received much attention and hence is not well understood at present. To address this need, a 3D finite element analysis using diverse axle groups with different speeds from 2 km/h to 110 km/h has been performed. Two pavement types namely, jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) and jointed reinforced concrete pavement (JRCP) are investigated. Maximum dynamic tensile stresses and deflections influence lines are presented to demonstrate the pavement response, and calibrated against existing results.

Critical speed and dynamic amplification are also determined as well as critical location of fatigue cracking. Results indicate that dynamic analysis is essential for pavement design, particularly for JPCP.

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ID Code: 5614
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Dynamic analysis, concrete pavement, influence line, stress, deflection, axle load
ISSN: ISBN: 3857481145
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:18

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