Unified Constitutive Model for Airport Pavementsby Chandra S. Desai, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Douglas B. Rigby, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Gopal Samavedam, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Abstract: A unified constitutive model that allows for significant behavioral characteristics of materials and interfaces in airport pavement is implemented in a nonlinear finite element procedure. The numerical predictions in terms of stresses, strains and displacements are evaluated for a typical pavement structure. It is concluded that such a unified model can provide significant improvements in analysis and design of airport pavements.
Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Pavement design | Nonlinear finite element analysis | Mathematical models | Constitutive relations | Material properties | Stress strain relations | Concrete pavements
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