This book is an outcome of the sixth conference on bearing capacity of roads and airfield held in Lisbon, Portugal. It focuses on railway tracks and covers following topics: bearing capacity policies, concepts, costs and condition surveys; analysis and modelling; design and environmental effects.
Introduction /A. Gomes Correia & Ivar Horvli -- Preface /Fernando E.F. Branco Organization -- Bearing capacity policies, concepts, costs and condition surveys -- A New Deflection Measuring System for Pavements in Spanish Airports Based on Laser Technology /P.P. Carrasco, L. Martin -- Monitoring Pavement Response during Spring Thaw Using Fiber-Optic Sensors /G. Dore, G. Duplain -- Evolution of French Airport Bearing Capacity Assessment /J.-P Guillon, J.-C. Deffieux -- Inconsistencies in Rating the Effect of Aircraft Load and Reporting the Bearing Capacity of Pavements /A. Loizos, C. Abacoumkin, G. Charonitis -- Evaluation of Rigid Pavement Condition Using Falling Weight Deflectometer /M.M. Pradhan -- Non-Contact Deflection Measurement at High Speed /S. Rasmussen, J.A. Krarup, G. Hildebrand -- Application of Image Analysis to the Identification and Rating of Road Surface Distress /C. Rasse, V. Leemans, M.-F. Destain, J.-C. Verbrugge -- ROADEX - Benchmarking Low Traffic Volume Road Condition Management in EU Northern Periphery Area /T. Saarenketo, S. Bell, G. Berntsen, S. Sundberg, E. Vuontisjarvi -- Pavement Condition Survey at a Motorway Section in Croatia: Maintenance and Rehabilitation Activities /M. Srsen, I. Krsic -- Validation of Pavement Condition Index - PCI: A Portuguese Case Study /J. Veloso, Fernando. E.F Branco -- Analysis and modeling -- A Simple Damage Approach to Modelling Fatigue in Bituminous Materials /Y.K. Choi, A.C. Collop, N.H. Thom -- Ultra-Thin Whitetoppings: A 2-D Finite Element Parametric Study /W. De Corte, D. De Leersnyder, E. De Winne -- A Mechanical Model for the Prediction of the Tire /Road Friction /M.-T. Do, F. Hammoum -- Material Models for Reinforced Unbound Aggregate /G. Eiksund, I. Hoff, G. Svano, A. Watn, E. V. Cue I ho, S. P. Perkins, B.R.Cristopher, C. W. Schwartz -- 3-D FE Analysis of Test Road Structures - Comparison with Measurements /S. Erlingsson -- Dynamic Analysis of FWD Data for Pavement Evaluation /E. Fernando, W. Liu --