Damage mechanics based approach to predicting cyclic pavement response and cumulative damage due to heavy vehicles
by A. Bhattacharya, S. A. Velinsky
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005

Abstract: This paper applies a recently developed micromechanics-based model of a concrete pavement to predict fatigue-induced cracking due to the multiple dynamic loadings associated with heavy vehicles. A damage parameter is developed, and plots describing the state of accumulated damage for multiple dynamic loadings are presented. Lastly, the Taguchi method, a statistics-based quality engineering method that has been applied to design, is employed to help understand the most critical design parameters contributing to the damage growth.

Online publication date: Mon, 15-Nov-2004

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