A Design Method of Composite Pavement with Asphalt Surface Course and Continuously Reinforced Concrete Base Course

Paper by NISHIZAWA SHIMENO KOMATSUBARA KOYANAGAWA from ISCR 8th 1998 Lisbon Portugal

This paper describes a structural design method developed for composite pavement which is composed of an asphalt surface course (ASC) and a continuously reinforced concrete base course (CRCB). The design method is based on the fatigue analysis of CRCB. In the analysis, loading and thermal stresses in (2RU13 are calculated by plate FEM model. Mechanistic and thermal effects of ASC are taken into account in the design. Based on the method, the effects of design parameters on the fatigue damage were also investigated.

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