The Design and Application of Concrete Segmental Paving in Transportation

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Title: The Design and Application of Concrete Segmental Paving in Transportation

Author(s): B. Shackel

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 93

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 57-88

Keywords: base courses; computer programs; concrete blocks; elastic properties; microcomputers; pavements; paving blocks; roads; stress analysis; structural design

Date: 9/1/1986

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.