publication . Article . 2017

Numerical modelling of flexible pavement incorporating cross-anisotropic material properties. Part II: Surface rectangular loading

Maina, J W; Kawana, F; Matsui, K;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: South African Institution of Civil Engineering
Abstract
In order to better understand the impact of increased loading on roads, studies on tyre-road interaction have gained prominence in recent years. Tyres form an essential interface between vehicles and road pavement surfaces. These are the only parts of the vehicle that are in contact with the road and transmit the vehicle loading to the road surface. The use of the Cartesian coordinate system is convenient in dealing with a uniform/non-uniform tyre load acting over a rectangular area, but few research reports are available that provide any form of theoretical solutions for pavement responses. This paper presents analytical solutions of responses due to rectangula...
Subjects
free text keywords: pavement, linear-elastic analysis, transversely isotropic, cross-anisotropy, isotropic, rectangular loading

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