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New mechanistic design approach for subgrade rutting of Low Volume Roads

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXVI ECSMGE 2015, 13-17 September 2015 - Edinburgh
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnical engineering for infrastructure and development
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceEuropean conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
Period1/01/00 → …


Until recently very few mechanistic design approaches for Low Volume Road (LVR) structures have been available, which is why they have been mostly built based on local experience and traditions. This paper describes a new mechanistic design approach intended for assessing the risk of subgrade rutting of LVRs. It is based essentially on 3D Finite Element Modelling of LVR structures, but the final results of these fairly sophisticated analyses have also been compiled into simple analytical design equations so as to make implementation of the design approach easy enough for everyday practical applications. The description of the theoretical approach is illustrated by a few application examples.

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