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Develop Reliable Analysis Methodology and Tools for Evaluating Pavement Performance Under Movement of Superloads

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0015
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Monday, August 19, 2013
End Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Loads; Infrastructure; Pavements; Research; Strain; Materials
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 
Pavements

Contact Information

First Name: 
Nadarajah (Siva)
Last Name: 
Sivaneswaran
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3147
Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Project Details

Project Description: 

Traditional pavement analysis methods are intended for repeated loading and accumulated fatigue damage based primarily on strain response. However, permit request for one-time movement of superload and analysis should ideally be based on strength analysis and risk of instantaneous failure. Analysis methods and tools will be developed to conduct factor of safety analysis based on load demand and strength of pavement and subsurface materials.

Goals

Develop analysis methods and tools to conduct factor of safety analysis based on load demand and strength of pavement and subsurface materials.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Final Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Final report documenting the research effort and analysis methodology, the tool implementing the analysis methodology, and user documentation.