This comprehensive design guide summarizes current developments in the design of concrete pavements. Following an overview of the theory involved, the authors detail optimum design techniques and best practice, with a focus on highway and infrastructure projects.
Worked examples and calculations are provided to describe standard design methods, illustrated with numerous case studies. The author provides guidance on how to use each method on particular projects, with reference to UK, European and US standards and codes of practice.
Concrete Pavement Design Guidance Notes is an essential handbook for civil engineers, consultants and contractors involved in the design and construction of concrete pavements, and will also be of interest to students of pavement design.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Surface Slab Systems 3. Concrete Bases and Sub-Bases 4. Testing and Specification 5. Concrete Slab Analysis Methods 6. Design Inputs and Assumptions 7. Concrete Pavement Design Methods 8. Composite Pavement Design 9. Joints 10. Detailing
Geoffrey Griffiths is an Associate civil engineer with the consulting group Ove Arup & Partners, based at their Nottingham office.
Nicholas Thom is a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham University, UK.