Numerical Study of Effects of Different Base on Asphalt Pavement Responses Using FEM
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- asphalt pavement, FEM, pavement design, structural analysis
The current trend of flexible pavement design is moving from an empirical approach to a mechanistic based design methodology. The equations used in the empirical design method to determine the pavement structure rely on the empirical relationships between design variables. These equations are only valid within the range, in which the data had been collected from test roads. The perceived deficiencies of the empirical design approach motivated engineers and researchers to develop the mechanistic-empirical methodology. The mechanistic analysis of flexible pavement is an essential part of mechanistic based design approach. The analysis provides pavement responses, such as stresses, strains and displacements, to traffic and environmental loading. Then, these responses are used in distress models to calculate damage accumulated over the design period. In this study, the commercial FEM package ABAQUS was used to analysis pavement response under wheel load. A typical pavement structure was selected. Four types of asphalt base material were used and the corresponding pavement responses under wheel load were analyzed and compared.
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TY - CONF AU - Lu Bai AU - Guo Cong AU - Jianping Zhu AU - Peng Li PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Numerical Study of Effects of Different Base on Asphalt Pavement Responses Using FEM BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1980 EP - 1985 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccet-15.2015.370 DO - 10.2991/iccet-15.2015.370 ID - Bai2015/11 ER -