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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Roads and Railways

Audrius Vaitkus, Judita Gražulytė, Rita Kleizienė

Influence of Static and Impact Load on Pavement Performance

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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The most researches are done for evaluation of dynamic load of vehicles on pavement response. However, pavements of airports, container terminals, logistic terminals, areas of storage, industrial areas, parking lots, areas operated by falling materials or special machinery and etc. are affected by long term static or impact load. Due to this kind of loading specificity, pavement performance is different comparing to pavement performance operated by repeating dynamic traffic loads. Practice shows, that permanent (plastic) deformations and thermal cracks often appear in such pavements. Consequently, the loading specification of areas affected by static and impact load, development of permanent deformations and thermal cracking and analysis of practice and normative requirements for pavements affected by static and impact load were considered in this research. The research has resulted in serviceable solutions for pavement structures resistant to static and impact loading according to the type of pavement (flexible, rigid, semi-rigid (flexible)) and the scope of application.

Keywords: static load; impact (drop weight) load; pavement failure; pavement structure.

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