224 pages | 66 B/W Illus.
Predict or Explain the Pavement Response to Load: Understand the Physical Governing Principles
Analysis of Pavement Structures brings together current research and existing knowledge on the analysis and design of pavements. This book provides a platform for the readers to understand the basic principles of physics and mechanics involved in pavement analyses.
From Simple to Complex Formulation: Learn to Develop Your Own Research or Field Problems
The book introduces load and thermal stress analyses of asphalt and concrete pavement structures in a simple and step-by-step manner. Uniformity of symbol and sign conventions have been maintained throughout the book. References are made to more than 300 sources for the interested readers for further reading. The book helps to build confidence in the reader and allows them to formulate and solve their own research or field problems.
Divided into eight chapters, the material in the book addresses:
Analysis of Pavement Structurescovers the basic approaches for pavement analysis, and highlights the fundamental principles followed in the analyses of pavement structures through numerous schematic diagrams.
"A useful add-on to all those dealing with pavement structure studies, research and consultancy."
—Dr. John N. Karadelis, Coventry University, UK
"Structured and well-organized. Thorough theoretical modelling. …The materials give a well-structured overview of the theory. Items discussed are presented in a clear way."
—C.R. Braam, Delft University of Technology; Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Netherlands
Purpose of the book
Background and sign conventions
Soil and unbound granular material
Cement concrete and cemented material
Load stress in concrete pavementIntroduction
Analysis of beam resting on elastic foundation
Analysis of a thin plate resting on an elastic foundation
Load stress in a concrete pavement slab
Temperature stress in concrete pavementIntroduction
Thermal stress in concrete pavement
Load stress in asphalt pavementIntroduction
Solution for elastic half-space
Temperature stress in asphalt pavementIntroduction
Thermal stress in asphalt pavement
Plate/beam resting on a half-space
Plates/beams resting on an elastic foundation subjected to dynamic loading
Analysis of composite pavements
Reliability issues in pavement design
Inverse problem in pavement engineering