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Truck Configurations and Highway Pavements. Edition No. 1

  • Published: March 2009
  • 136 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

Today’s truck configurations, weights, dimensions,
axle types, axle loads, tire types, and tire
pressures are very different from those used in
earlier studies. Thus, their impacts on pavements
must be studied and re-examined. Also the
traditional use of load equivalencies in determining
the impacts of these trucks is questionable. The
problem being researched in this book pertains to
developing an improved understanding of heavy
vehicles, environment, and highway pavement
interactions, and using that understanding to assess
impacts of alternative truck configurations and
develop LEFs. A 3D finite element program is used to
model moving truck loadings on highway pavement
systems under various environmental conditions. The
pavement responses are used to develop LEFs as well
as performance curves. The load equivalencies and
performance curves are then used to assess the
damage characteristics of different pavement systems
under numerous traffic loadings and environmental
conditions. The methodology and results discussed in
this book will be helpful to the highway pavement
community: researchers, practitioners, and policy
makers.

Nabil, Suleiman.
Nabil J. Suleiman, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Civil
Engineering, School of Engineering and Mines, University of
North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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