American Society of Civil Engineers


Development of a New Structural Model with Prism and Strip Elements for Pavements on Steel Bridge Decks


by Tatsuo Nishizawa, (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ishikawa National College of Technology, Tsubata 929-0392 Ishikawa Japan), Tatsuo Himeno, (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ishikawa National College of Technology, Tsubata 929-0392 Ishikawa Japan), Kenichiro Nomura, (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ishikawa National College of Technology, Tsubata 929-0392 Ishikawa Japan), and Kitaro Uchida, (Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ishikawa National College of Technology, Tsubata 929-0392 Ishikawa Japan)

International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 1, No. 3, July 2001, pp. 351-369, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1532-3641(2001)1:3(351))

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: A new structural model for pavements on steel bridge decks (SLPE) is developed. In this model, a prism element and a strip element represent the pavement and steel bridge deck, respectively. A newly developed link element models the insulation layer that bonds the pavement to the steel deck plate. The SLPE model is verified by calculations that simulate a simply supported square plate and an actual pavement on a bridge deck. Furthermore, the model is expanded to deal with dynamic problems that consider the viscosity of asphalt materials.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Bridge decks
Steel
Optics
Pavements
Stripping
Structural models