Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (2.5 hours)
Noon to 2:30 p.m. (CDT) | 1:00 to 3:30 (EDT) | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PDT)
The comprehensive Meganar begins with a discussion about the key variables to consider when designing a concrete pavement. The various design variables will be discussed in terms of what the variable means, how the variable is quantified, how the variable affects the thickness design, etc. Next, the common concrete street and road thickness design methods/software will be discussed.
The course will also feature a discussion about the types of concrete pavements, and why jointed plain concrete pavements (JPCP) are the most common concrete pavement type in the United States. A simple JPCP section designed with AASHTO 93/WinPAS, StreetPave, and DARWIn-ME will be featured, followed by discussion and a sensitivity analysis with each method to illustrate the impact design variables have on the results and also to compare and contrast these three thickness design methods.
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