SFRC Pavements A Rational Design Approach for Thickness Design


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Title: SFRC Pavements A Rational Design Approach for Thickness Design


Publication: CIA



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Date: 2/13/2011

This paper details a design approach for SFRC pavements subjected to point loadings generated by either wheel or post loads. The design method attempts to rationalize a range of issues prevalent amongst the various industry suppliers and provide the design engineer with a practical and research based logic for design of SFRC pavements and floors. The major technical issues raised in this paper have been presented to various suppliers for comment. However, at the time of preparation and submission of this paper no such comment has altered the opinion of the authors. Examples are presented to compare slab thicknesses obtained using the various supplier design guidelines and compared with those determined using readily available independent procedures. A proposed approach to fatigue design which follows current common practice is also included. Slab or pavement thicknesses using the proposed rationalized procedure are significantly thicker than a number of supplier guidelines would suggest.

Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.

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