Modeling of Rigid Pavements: Joint Shear Transfer Mechanisms and Finite Element Solutions Strategies

This report documents the modeling strategy and association verification which permits analysis of multiple PCC plain jointed slabs. Several subbase/soil layers below the slabs and separation of the slab and base layer are considered. Load effects include those associated with both multiple tire and linear temperature gradients. A technique for modeling aggregate interlock shear transfer across PCC pavement joints is developed and verified. The overall development is contained in the computer program EverFE. The computer program uses a graphical user interface which aids its use.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 1998
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 455.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
William G. Davids, George M. Turkiyyah, Joe P. Mahoney.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
Base course (Pavements), Computer programs, Dowels (Fasteners), Finite element method, Interlocking aggregates, Joints (Engineering), Load transfer, Portland cement concrete, Rigid pavements, Shear strength, Slabs, Temperature, Tires.