Shakedown of multi-layered pavements under repeated moving surface loads

S. Liu, J. Wang, H. S. Yu, D. Wanatovski

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Abstract

Shakedown theory can distinguish different long-term behaviours of elastic-plastic structures subjected to repeated or cyclic loads; therefore it has been suggested as a more rational theoretical foundation for pavement design. In this paper, a numerical step-by-step approach is used to obtain shakedown limits of pavements based on investigation of the development of residual stress fields in layered pavements under repeated moving surface loads. Analyses were conducted for two-layered and four-layered pavements assuming Mohr- Coulomb materials. The numerical results agree well with previous shakedown solutions obtained by Wang and Yu (2013b) using Melan's static shakedown theorem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical engineering for infrastructure and development
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
EditorsDerek M. Smith, Peter J.L. Eldred, Mike G. Winter, Peter J.L. Eldred, David G. Toll, Mike G. Winter
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages307-312
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780727760678
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
Volume2

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period13/09/1517/09/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)
  • Environmental Science (all)

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