Abstract— The development of design have been discussed adopted various types methods use. The Hadi and Arfiadi Method presents a formulation for the optimum rigid road pavement design by genetic algorithm, a new method. The Westergaard’s Method determines the stresses in the rigid concrete slab and also the pressure-deformation curve which depend upon the relative stiffness of the slab and the subgrade. Razouki and Al-Muhana also developed stress charts similar to Westergaard’s method. The paper reveals that the effects on the maximum bending tensile stress are quite significant due to the modulus of subgrade reaction, modulus of elasticity of concrete and slab The Maharaj and Gill method have performed axisymmetric finite element analysis by varying parameters, the thickness of pavement, pressure and elastic modulus of subgrade. The advantage of this method is that four types of design charts have been presented which other methods have note done. First type of design chart has been plotted between thickness of pavement and nodal deflections for various pressures for a particular elastic modulus of soil. Second type of design chart has been plotted between thickness of pavement and element stress for various pressures for a particular elastic modulus of soil. The third type of design chart has been plotted between thickness of pavement and nodal deflections for various elastic moduli of subgrade for a particular pressure. Each of the design charts has three parameters. For two known parameters, the third parameter can be obtained.
Keywords— Rigid pavement, Design Chart, Elastic Modulus of Subgrade, Finite Element Analysis, Thickness of Pavement.
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