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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 2642409, 12 pages
Research Article

A Large-Scale Test Method for Mechanical Response of Pavement Structure

1School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150090, China
2Key Laboratory of Road Structure and Material, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, Beijing 100088, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xingye Zhou; moc.361@2891eygnixuohz

Received 22 July 2017; Revised 12 November 2017; Accepted 27 November 2017; Published 11 February 2018

Academic Editor: Ashkan Vaziri

Copyright © 2018 Xingye Zhou and Xudong Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A test method for mechanical response of pavement structure with the large scale model was presented in the study. The strain was tested on three large scale models of pavement structure with three typical pavement materials of cement concrete (CC), cement stabilized macadam (CSM) and asphalt concrete (AC) under the different load levels. Theoretical calculations of the strain on the top surface of CC, CSM and AC pavement models were also developed by BISAR3.0, which is a software for mechanical analysis based on elastic layered system. The research results indicate that the test method for mechanical response of pavement structure with large scale model presented in the study shows a low variability, and a good repeatability and reliability, which can be used as an effective way to study the mechanical response of pavement structure instead of full-scale test. The research results can provide some references for theoretical calculation of pavement structure and determination of pavement material parameters.