Numerical Simulation of the Process of Partial Void Formation under Cement Concrete Pavement Slab
The damage of void under cement concrete slab is one of the main diseases in cement concrete pavement. By finite element method, a 3-D model of cement concrete pavement structure was established to simulate the partial void under the cement concrete pavement slab with different loading conditions. The process of the division between the subgrade and the slab with a soft area under the slab are reappeared. The changing rules of the void size with the number of cycle load in case of different tie pressure and loading location (at the center, edge or corner of the slab).
X. C. Zhang et al., "Numerical Simulation of the Process of Partial Void Formation under Cement Concrete Pavement Slab", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 97-98, pp. 241-246, 2011