In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: The Design and Application of Concrete Segmental Paving in Transportation
Author(s): B. Shackel
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 57-88
Keywords: base courses; computer programs; concrete blocks;
elastic properties; microcomputers; pavements; paving blocks;
roads; stress analysis; structural design
Abstract:This paper describes the design and application of con-crete block pavements for roads, industrial hardstands and other transport applications. The paper begins with a summary of the response of segmental paving to traffic. The costs of block paving are then compared to those associated with other types of pavement. The evolution of mechanistic design procedures for this form of construction are then described. These procedures are suitable for implementation on microcomputers. Typical examples are given of the application of this methodology to both roads and heavy industrial pavements. The examples include designs specific to North American conditions.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber