Design Solutions for Pavements Structure Affected by Static and Impact Load

Audrius Vaitkus, Viktoras Vorobjovas, Judita Gražulytė, Rita Kleizienė, Ovidijus Šernas, Aja Tumavičė


Pavements of aprons, container and logistic terminals, areas of storage, parking lots, areas of waste utilization are affected by high pressure static and impact loads. These loads strongly influence pavement performance by causing permanent deformations and distresses in the surface and even sometimes pavement failure in the beginning of pavement service. The types of structure, materials and layer thicknesses are the main factors relative to pavement performance. In order to correctly understand the particularity of static and impact loading, distresses of pavement structures affected by such load are emphasized, the load specification and climatic conditions influencing pavement performance are characterized. After analysis of the best practise, the flow chart of pavement structure design model was introduced. The paper gives reasonable pavement type and thickness determination dependent on object of application pavement structure.


static loading; impact loading; pavement distress; pavement structure; design model

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