Impact of Long and Heavy Vehicles on Pavement Damage
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In the present paper the effect of vehicle configuration and traffic characteristics on the damage induced in pavements by traffic is investigated numerically. A three dimensional time-dependent pavement-vehicle interaction analysis is performed in order to study the impact of the parameters mentioned above on the mechanical response of flexible pavements. The analysis is based on a fast and robust computational procedure, developed by the authors. The numerical algorithm utilizes the three-dimensional finite element solution of the reduced problem of one tyre pavement interface loaded with tyre pressure. Afterwards, a superposition procedure based on fast Fourier transform techniques is applied to find the pavement response to moving loads. The method is general and capable of capturing the stress-strain response to any arbitrary loading history.One particular area of study with employing the current procedure is the analysis of long and heavy vehicle impact on pavement damage. Two major modes of distress, i.e. cracking and rutting have been discussed for 6 different truck types with 2 speeds. It is shown that an accurate numerical model provides a more accurate explanation of different distress modes. Moreover the conventional analysis and design methods with layered linear elastic behaviour assumption for asphalt layer are unable to capture several important aspects of pavement response.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-116565DiVA: diva2:590044
TRB annual meeting,January 13-17, 2013,Washington, D.C.
QC 201302012013-02-012013-01-212014-11-19Bibliographically approved