Evaluation of Comparative Damaging Effects of Multiple Truck Axles for Flexible Pavements

The objective of this project is to develop a strain measurement dataset that will allow revisiting pavement response under in-service traffic for the purpose of quantifying pavement damage under various truck/axle configurations. In addition, the pavement layer properties from the instrumented pavement site will allow comparing the measured versus estimated strains using conventional layer visco-elastic techniques. It involves installation of an instrumented site, laboratory characterization of the asphalt concrete properties at the site and finite element method (FEM) simulation of the pavement responses. The outcome will benefit pavement designers and road authorities that levy permit fees for commercial vehicles.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $240002
    • Contract Numbers:

      17PUTA01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Romanoschi, Stefan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Texas, Arlington

      Dept. of Civil Engineering
      Box 19308
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      University of Texas, San Antonio

      1 UTSA Circle
      San Antonio, Texas  United States  78249
    • Principal Investigators:

      Romanoschi, Stefan

      Papagiannakis, A

    • Start Date: 20170508
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01635028
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 17PUTA01
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 17 2017 3:00PM