Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

101

Last Page

114

DOI

10.1007/s11709-014-0254-x

Abstract

In this study, finite element (FE)-based primary pavement response models are employed for investigating the early-age deformation characteristics of jointed plain concrete pavements (JPCP) under environmental effects. The FE-based ISLAB (two-and-one-half-dimensional) and EverFE (three-dimensional) software were used to conduct the response analysis. Sensitivity analyses of input parameters used in ISLAB and EverFE were conducted based on field and laboratory test data collected from instrumented pavements on highway US-34 near Burlington, Iowa. Based on the combination of input parameters and equivalent temperatures established from preliminary studies, FE analyses were performed and compared with the field measurements. Comparisons between field measured and computed deformations showed that both FE programs could produce reasonably accurate estimates of actual slab deformations due to environmental effects using the equivalent temperature difference concept.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering 8 (2014): 101, doi: 10.1007/s11709-014-0254-x. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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