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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 2562-2569
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.2562.2569
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Analysis of Asphalt Pavement under Nonuniform Tire-pavement Contact Stress using Finite Element Method

M.H. Nahi, A. Ismail and A.K. Ariffin

Tire-pavement contact stress is traditionally assumed to be uniformly distributed over a circular contact area. In this study, the tire-pavement contact pressure has been modeled to be nonuniform. A new tire model is developed for the analysis based on the geometry of the tire footprint because the contact area between the tire and the pavement is not exactly rectangular or circular. The objective of this study is to develop a finite element model based on viscoplastic theory for simulating the laboratory testing of asphalt mixes in Hamburg Wheel Rut Tester (HWRT) for rutting and to model in-situ pavement performance. The creep parameters C1, C2 and C2 are developed from the triaxial repeated load creep test at 50°C and at frequency of 1 Hz. Viscoplastic model (creep model) is adopted and a commercially available Finite Element (FE) program, ANSYS, is used in this study, in order to predict the rutting for in-situ pavement under nonuniform contact pressure. In the simulation, the used element has an eight-node with a three degrees of freedom per node translations in the nodal x, y and z directions. Dual wheel system of a standard axle load of 80 kN is used in the 2D pavement in-situ performance analysis. Reasonable agreement has been obtained between the predicted rut depths and the measured one. Moreover, it is found that creep model parameter C1, strongly influences rutting than the parameter C3. Finally it can be concluded that creep model based on finite element method can be used as an effective tools to analyze rutting of asphalt pavements.
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How to cite this article:

M.H. Nahi, A. Ismail and A.K. Ariffin, 2011. Analysis of Asphalt Pavement under Nonuniform Tire-pavement Contact Stress using Finite Element Method. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 2562-2569.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.2562.2569






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