Accounting for self-equilibrating stresses due to non-linear temperature profiles in rigid pavements

Jacob E. Hiller, Jeffery R. Roesler

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates a simplified method to capture the effect of temperature non-linearity on rigid pavement stress responses utilizing a single parameter (NOLA) and a graphical understanding of temperature non-linearity. This method allows users to easily post-process rigid pavement solutions with linear temperature assumptions to account for these self-equilibrating stresses at any depth in the slab. In addition, this paper also reveals the impact of accounting for self-equilibrating stresses in terms of projected structural fatigue damage at locations along both the top and bottom of the transverse joint and longitudinal edge of a concrete pavement section using a rigid pavement analysis program named RadiCAL. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Symposium on Pavement Mechanics and Materials at the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute - Pavements and Materials 2008
Subtitle of host publicationModeling, Testing, and
Pages48-55
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventSymposium on Pavement Mechanics and Materials at the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute - Pavements and Materials 2008: Modeling, Testing, and Performance - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: May 18 2008May 21 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Symposium on Pavement Mechanics and Materials at the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute - Pavements and Materials 2008: Modeling, Testing, and
Volume334

Other

OtherSymposium on Pavement Mechanics and Materials at the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute - Pavements and Materials 2008: Modeling, Testing, and Performance
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period5/18/085/21/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction

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