The paper presents a numerical study of an aircraft wheel impacting on a fl exible landing surface. The proposed 3D model simulates the behaviour of fl exible runway pavement during the landing phase. This model was implemented in a fi nite element code in order to investigate the impact of repeated cycles of loads on pavement response. In the model, a multi-layer pavement structure was considered. In addition, the asphalt layer (HMA) was assumed to follow a viscoelastoplastic behaviour. The results demonstrate the capability of the model in predicting the permanent deformation distribution in the asphalt layer.

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF AIRFIELD FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT

LEONARDI, Giovanni
2014

Abstract

The paper presents a numerical study of an aircraft wheel impacting on a fl exible landing surface. The proposed 3D model simulates the behaviour of fl exible runway pavement during the landing phase. This model was implemented in a fi nite element code in order to investigate the impact of repeated cycles of loads on pavement response. In the model, a multi-layer pavement structure was considered. In addition, the asphalt layer (HMA) was assumed to follow a viscoelastoplastic behaviour. The results demonstrate the capability of the model in predicting the permanent deformation distribution in the asphalt layer.
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