An Iterative Layered Elastic Computer Program for Rational Pavement Design.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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This study was conducted to develop a simple and easily operated computer program for the rational design of pavements. The program must yield results approximating those computed by the more sophisticated nonlinear finite element program. A linearly layered elastic computer program originally developed by the Chevron Oil Company was expanded and modified to include an iterative procedure for rational pavement design. Pavement response to multiple loads can be predicted using the nonlinear moduli of pavement materials. The new program is designated CHEVIT. The program uses the iterative procedures to determine the nonlinear moduli of pavement materials and then computes the stresses and strains in the pavement under a single wheel load by the Burmister linear layered elastic computational method. The principle of superposition is used to account for multiple wheel loads. For completeness, the CHEVIT program also accounts for linear problems and single loads. Results computed by the iterative layered elastic program were compared with those computed by the nonlinear finite element program.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Civil Engineering