Predict or Explain the Pavement Response to Load: Understand the Physical Governing PrinciplesAnalysis 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 ProblemsThe 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:Characterization of various pavement materialsSimple rheological models for asphaltic materialBeams and plates on elastic foundationsThermal stress in concrete pavementFormulations for axial and bending stresses due to full and partial restraint conditionsAnalysis of elastic half-spaceAnalysis of multilayered structuresA formulation for thermo-rheological analysis of asphalt pavementPavement design principlesAnalysis of a beam/plate resting on elastic half-spaceAnalysis of dynamic loading conditionsAnalysis of composite pavementReliability issues in pavement designInverse problems in pavement engineering Analysis of Pavement Structures covers the basic approaches for pavement analysis, and highlights the fundamental principles followed in the analyses of pavement structures through numerous schematic diagrams.