Application of shakedown analysis in pavement engineering

J. Wang, H. S. Yu

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Abstract

Shakedown analysis is concerned with a direct calculation of maximum admissible load within which an elastic-plastic structure will be stable under repeated or cyclic loads. Wang & Yu (2011) performed shakedown analysis of a cohesive-frictional half-space under three-dimensional moving surface loads, based on assumptions of isotropic and homogenous materials and surface loads limited to a circle of radius. However, in terms of its application in pavements under traffic, more realistic cases should be considered. This paper develops shakedown solutions in three important aspects. First, this paper considers a more general case of elliptical contact area between tyre and pavement surface. Secondly, shakedown analysis is performed to allow for variation of elastic and plastic material properties with direction. Finally, a numerical method is developed to take into account pavements with layers of materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proc. of the 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages1187-1192
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138001480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 22 Sep 201425 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period22/09/1425/09/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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