Mechanical responses of dowel joints using 3D finite element analysis for different airplane configurations

Yusuf Mehta, F. Blotta, Douglas Cleary, A. Ali

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In this study, a model has been developed, calibrated, validated, and verified for rigid airfield pavements constructed at the National Airport Pavement Testing Facility. After the model had been validated and verified, it has been used to predict the performance of the pavement under two different wheel loading configurations, the Airbus A320 and the Boeing B737. Based on the analysis, it was determined that these two wheel configurations cause significantly lower stress and strain responses in the pavement than the dual tandem configuration. It was also determined that the dowel joints transfer more load between adjoined slabs under these wheel configurations, than the field tested configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAirfield and Highway Pavements 2015
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2015 International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference
EditorsJohn T. Harvey, Katie F. Chou
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages742-753
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479216
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future - Miami, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2015Jun 10 2015

Publication series

NameAirfield and Highway Pavements 2015: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2015 International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference

Other

Other2015 International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period6/7/156/10/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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